Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Call for Entries and Other Stuff


YouNeverCall_1482, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
The official call for entries for "Tinderbox of Tomorrows" is out. You can find it by clicking through here. The deadline is October 15th and you may submit up to 3 images without a submission fee. The money from the book will go towards helping in the victims of the central Texas fires. Good luck!

In other news, this is one of my "drive by shootings" from Iceland. I love doing drive by shootings, even if they don't make the best photographs in the end. They are so much fun to do. In Iceland, I got some interesting ones as well. Driving on the big bus, and driving through such an incredible landscape made for some wild and whacky drive by shootings, let me tell you.

I heard some good quotes the other day too that I would like to share with you as well.

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain." Oh so very true!

And another: "You were born an original, don't die a copy." (Attributed to John Masons.) Also, so very true. I'd much rather be a first rate original me, and take oddball whacky "drive by" shots, then take shots that somebody else has already taken (and that don't look like me at all.)

Several people have told me this already but, in case you missed that boat, "there's enough 'normal' in the world already. Be yourself!" That's very true too. There's really no point in being "normal" anymore, I mean, what? Look at what "normal" has gotten us? How many wars? How many people starving? How many people struggling around the globe? Isn't it time we tried something just a little bit different? (Sure, I'm only a humble photographer but, heck, if everybody tried something "different" if everybody put on their collective thinking caps and brought about change in the world, I'd have to think the world would be a much better place for it, don't you?)

Enough about solving the world's problems, I'm now going to have breakfast.

Please help me spread the word about the call for entries if you can. I'd like to be able to get at least 40 artists submitting work for the cause (if that's possible. Heck, I don't even know.)

Until next time...

2 comments:

Lin Floyd said...

good worthy project-glad you are keeping busy. I took lots of driveby shots from our van too...working on a powerpoint poetry program for our camera club of my trip....

Carol said...

Thanks, Lin! I'm hoping the Tinderbox book will help out with the fires. And, yes still working on shots here too.