Photographers are a strange bunch. My old neighbor where my wife and I rented our first apartment was a photographer and although he was extremely nice, he was definitely a little strange. Of course, they will even admit it to you if you just ask. Or you can see it for yourself at One Shoe Diaries. The funny thing is, their work is always oddly intriguing but you have to wonder why in the world one would want to photo shoes left on the side of the rode. As someone with a very overactive imagination, I can assure you that it’s fun to see the shoe and try to come up with you might have worn them or what was the situation that led to them shedding the one shoe. I am sure that’s what Randy and Jen had in mind when they decided to try this. So in essence the site is a photo essay of all the one shoes they have found. My personal favorite is the shoe that was found in the middle of a road which had recently been relined with new traffic patterns, and the guys just painted over the shoe. Reminds me of the story when I lived in PA where a road crew paved over a dead deer. Sad but kinda funny. If you find the site as funny as I do, please consider the coffee table book, which I think is a fantastic idea, and what a conversation starter. I can imagine my wife and I reading the book and trying to come up with whys and hows of shoe. Personally I have always been intrigued by clothes left for dead at the Laundromat, maybe that could be their next site.
Ever take some photos and think to yourself, man this would make a great print. Of course I’ve never felt that way simply because my pictures are always blurred or in poor lighting or something else to make it look crappy. It’s just that I like black and white photography. For my wedding my wife and I took a picture with us in front of the replica Arc de Triumph in Las Vegas, and the shot was so dramatic we blew it up and it now is in our living room. The point is it’s fun to see what people think of as art. That is where DeviantART comes in. Think of it as the Youtube of art. Users submit there artwork to the site and can make it available for prints. I have found some wonderful stuff on there and I know you will find something you’ll enjoy as well here are some of my favorites:
I actually never heard of Perez until earlier this year. Let’s just say I had to make up some time. His site is a very simple blog. I think that’s what makes it so fun. You can just scroll down and read all the new dirt on celebrities. His reviews of celebrities and events concerning are brutally honest. He finds the videos celebrities don’t want leaked. He gets the dirt celebrities don’t want known. Visit P-Nasty’s site Perez Hilton.