Monday, May 23, 2011


Unfocused: A photo series

taking pictures,
she's frustrated.
she sees the moment,
knows what she wants to capture,
but never turning it out quite right...

the lighting is rough,
the focus is all wrong.
all she wants is to portray life-
the life she loves.
the life that is hers.

she soon begins to realize
that these failed pictures,
these pictures that could never amount to anything-
are real.
the blur of the lens

is everything she has been searching for.

I'm starting a project, "Unfocused: A Photo Series," because the unfocused, minimal quality, imperfect and outcast pictures are... who I am.

This is real. This is me. Won't you come along?

*Click the Unfocused tab in the left column for my growing collection


  1. Love this idea. So great. :)

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  3. the unfocused frequently leads us to see into another world ...

  4. oh suzy, i love this... first of all, the photos are incredible. but i also love the whole theme of the series, and i think you should link it to imperfect prose next week. after all, we're celebrating imperfections, right? love to you, gifted sister.

  5. thanks everyone.

    emily: your comments always brighten my day and this space. i would love and be honored to link this to imperfect prose... and yes, imperfection is always worth celebrating!


  6. blessing with your new project. how exciting.

    sending positive vibes your way. thanks for stopping in and making me smile with your visit. one love.

  7. I'm so glad I found your blog. I am excited to see this series - I think it will teach me to enjoy the perfection of imperfection.

  8. this is beautiful - love the images and your words...we want to portray life and it turns out so different from what we were expecting...the blur of the lense..beautiful..

  9. beautiful idea and so reflective of the realness and the rawness of life. thank you for capturing this so clearly.

  10. thanks everyone! glad to have you all here

  11. Beautiful photos especially in the recognition that it is the imperfections that make them real. Now I am reminded of the Velveteen rabbit...:)

  12. Hello, you. I haven't been around the blog block in ages what with the end of the school year craziness, tornadoes, and such. I wanted to stop by and tell you how much I've missed you and this inspiring place you have created here. It's good to be back. Now I'm off to check out your unfocused images.

  13. i love the idea of your project, my friend.


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