nervousmotion artworks blog


Daily Photo: September 16.

I guess I’ve got a sort of “bikes on sidewalks” thing going on. This one feels very different from yesterday’s, even if the subject matter is similar. I saw this bike with the leaves and it just felt so September-y, very fall, very back to school.


Daily Photo: September 15.

I love that the colors on the motorcycle match the colors on the fire hydrant. Great un-intentional urban still-life.


Daily Photo: September 13.

I love these chimneys in my neighborhood, they remind me of Mary Poppins.


Daily Photo: September 11.

I didn’t *mean* to take a picture of a tall building today, it just *happened.* This is the Prudential tower as seen through the jungle. Or the Borders on Boylston St. Either way.


Daily Photo: September 10.

I really love these circular windows that look like portholes from a boat.


Daily Photo: September 8.

I was really excited about this photo I took this morning, until I got home and uploaded it and found that it was a bit on the blurry side. *sigh* Oh, the perils of candid photography. This woman’s dress matched the green line so well, I thought it warranted a photo. Of course, this was one of those opportunities where I couldn’t ask her to re-pose and the train to come back and open its doors again, so this was the best I could do.


Daily Photo: September 6.

As promised, here is the whole set of photos I took during my trip to Plum Island. My only regret is that I didn’t find a trustworthy looking soul to take a photo of my mama and me together. Oh well. It was a really great trip, and I got some nice photos. I’m still not terribly good with landscapes. I’ve got a lot of photos of sand dunes where I kind of have to wonder “Really? Another sand dune? What exactly was going through my mind on this one?” I see a lot of really stunning landscape photography, but it’s just not my forte. I take a picture of a landscape and it’s totally uninspiring to the point where I wonder why I bothered. Stick to what I’m good at, I suppose. What I’m good at being random details and the occasional candid portrait.

This photo of the Boston skyline is, admittedly, totally uninspiring, but there is an actual *reason* why I took it. Coming into the city on the commuter rail this morning, this was the first time since moving here in May where I totally, totally felt like I *live* here. I saw the John Hancock Tower in the distance and my heart started fluttering with joy because I felt like “Oh, hooray! I’m HOME!” And this is what I saw when I had that feeling.


Daily Photo: September 1.

N and I celebrated our collective birthdays (his last Friday, mine this Thursday) with a Very Virgo Birthday party, which was a good excuse to practice taking portraits. I’m nowhere near as good with human subjects as I’d like to be. I would like to point out that “burst mode” on this camera is the greatest invention since sliced cheese. I can get four pictures at a time and in ONE OF THEM everyone’s eyes are open and hopefully also in focus! Yay! Those odds would explain how 138 photos on the memory card quickly lead to ~20 being kept and uploaded to Flickr. (All photos from today here.)

This is my favorite portrait from the day. We went up to the roof, whose awesomeness I hadn’t believed until now. It really is quite awesome and I’m sorry to have missed out on a whole summer of roof-reading, but hey! Fall is good reading time too! Here’s A & E making kissy faces, and that’s S’s hand pointing over their heads.


“Working on Increasing Frequency to Near Daily Levels” Photos: Summer ’08.

While I hardly take photos as often as I should, I really fall even further behind in uploading them. These are a few favorites – a whole bunch can be seen on Flickr.


New, Improved, and Re-located!

I’m in the process of setting up a new “grown-up” webpage and settling into my new place in Boston. The move would explain why my daily photos came to a screeching halt as it ate up all of my daily *everything* for the past month.  The new place and new job are all very inspiring, so I’m hoping to be posting photos again and more art! 

This is across the street from me. Whoa.