"When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was." -Alan Watts
Today while I was working on edits and sending emails I found a video by photographer Jared Polin from froknowsphoto.com. He challenged photographers to go out and sit still at a place and shoot for an hour straight. I thought about it for a minute and decided to do it. This would allow me to work my angles and find new ways to see an environment.
I currently live in Oakland, California. A place of transition, gentrification, and movement. I chose to sit at the entrance of the McArthur BART station. It was 5:30 pm and the light was perfect for this exercise.
After an hour of shooting and 250 photos later, I narrowed it down to my best 7. I believe quality is more powerful than quantity.
Gear I used:
• Canon 5D Mark 2
• Sigma 24mm-70mm 2.8
• Canon 70mm-200mm 2.8
I hope you enjoy.
My spot for an hour.