The Covid pandemic and subsequent quarantine has left many of us reeling. What are we supposed to do with our time, with our cameras, and with all those delicious ideas we had for street photos, photos made in locations other than our home base, portraits, and various personal projects (most of which involve being out and about among other humans or traveling to far off lands)?

I have to keep making pictures, no matter what, plus I need new work for the upcoming Art in the Pearl virtual art fair! After spending a lot of time photographing my adorable puppy and my even more adorable partner, after lots of time drawing portraits of people, and after shooting pictures at the Portland protests (donning an N95 mask and practicing as much social distancing as possible), I spent some time thinking about what sort of interesting project I could take on while staying at home.

I landed on still lifes. And flowers. Here is the first one I made. 

No, you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need.

- the Rolling Stones

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You Can't Always Get What You Want

8/3/2020

The Covid pandemic and subsequent quarantine has left many of us reeling. What are we supposed to do with our time, with our cameras, and with all those delicious ideas we had for street photos, photos made in locations other than our home base, portraits, and various personal projects (most of which involve being out and about among other humans or traveling to far off lands)?

I have to keep making pictures, no matter what, plus I need new work for the upcoming Art in the Pearl virtual art fair! After spending a lot of time photographing my adorable puppy and my even more adorable partner, after lots of time drawing portraits of people, and after shooting pictures at the Portland protests (donning an N95 mask and practicing as much social distancing as possible), I spent some time thinking about what sort of interesting project I could take on while staying at home.

I landed on still lifes. And flowers. Here is the first one I made. 

No, you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need.

- the Rolling Stones