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Posted on 2010.06.30 at 08:15
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Mysteria - Tempting the Muse
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Your ideas, give them to me. I want to take your picture. That is to say, I want to take a picture for you (or of you, if you're localish). Of anything. Tell me what you want a photograph of - it can be as vague or as specific as you like, and it will challenge me to shoot something unexpected.

You are my muses. I need you to step up to the plate. It can be as silly or as serious as you want, but I need some help getting my creative juices flowing.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

P.S. This means you.

Right now.



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quicksilvermad at 2010-06-30 13:27 (UTC) (Link)

One word prompt:

ehowton at 2010-06-30 14:09 (UTC) (Link)

Re: One word prompt:

Wow! How frustratingly open-ended (I'm glad this one came in early ;)

nicetwins at 2010-06-30 14:49 (UTC) (Link)

Take a pic of

me. Next week (Weds or Fri). Lunchtime. Be there or be muse-less.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 15:50 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Take a pic of

As a Mr. Burns would say, "Excellent!"
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2010-06-30 15:22 (UTC) (Link)
I only have tacky suggestions. I'm so sorry.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 15:50 (UTC) (Link)
I'll photograph flypaper?
thesweetestnote at 2010-06-30 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
Y,know me! :)

Anything adult in nature. Better yet, maybe a landscape, object or surface that appears to be otherwise(NSFW!). You could do a tease clip, then maybe show what it really is?

Now that's entertainment!

Edited at 2010-06-30 04:04 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2010-06-30 16:10 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm...an illusion of allusion. Challenging.

ihamlet at 2010-06-30 16:01 (UTC) (Link)


The reflection of a man sporting a fedora and smoking (what have you) in a pair of aviator sunglasses placed on the edge of a sharp-cornered table next to a rolled-up or neatly-folded newspaper. Questions?
ehowton at 2010-06-30 16:09 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jealous.

None whatsoever.

Thank you!
(Anonymous) at 2010-06-30 16:05 (UTC) (Link)
I bet that trackball you took apart would make an interesting picture.

Mike G.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
I bet you're right.
dentin at 2010-06-30 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Sunken Cathedral.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 17:04 (UTC) (Link)

(Anonymous) at 2010-06-30 18:12 (UTC) (Link)
coin flips in mid-flight? I got nothing. -Chili
ehowton at 2010-06-30 19:19 (UTC) (Link)
Now that I can do! Thanks!
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2010-06-30 18:51 (UTC) (Link)
Since you're in Texas.

1) Coyotes scrapping over a meal.


2) A dust devil over water on a shoreline.

OR to make it easier

3) The most absurd street sign in your area.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 19:29 (UTC) (Link)
Although I hear them every night (Go Anna Coyotes!) I've thankfully never seen a coyote. I do have an idea about your second suggestion...
glodowg at 2010-06-30 19:01 (UTC) (Link)
A very close up of a common object so that the photo appears more as art than a photo.

ehowton at 2010-06-30 19:26 (UTC) (Link)
I was considering just this on Mike G.'s suggestion - perhaps the outcome will sate both?

sacredyuja at 2010-06-30 19:37 (UTC) (Link)
something hot pink.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 20:21 (UTC) (Link)


Yes...hot pink.

Okay! Thanks.
fionnabard at 2010-06-30 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
A silhouette.
ehowton at 2010-06-30 20:18 (UTC) (Link)
Oooooh - something very similar, but less specific was mentioned on Twitter by irulan_amy...Pulling this off fascinates me!

The lengths I'll go to for a shot - a glass cutting board sitting atop four olive oil bottles with a desk lamp underneath it, and a taped paper backdrop:

panacea42 at 2010-07-01 02:54 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm, a few ideas:

the obvious: more kitties! Kitties kitties kitties! I know, been there done that, but they are so fascinating

the frustratingly abstract: the concept of love, how you would express it with a photograph, could be anything

the sensible: as a fan of architecture, a photo of your favorite building; or scenery, or landscape, something you find that makes you feel *inspired* just by seeing it (in NYC this happens all the time, the smallest and most utilitarian of minutiae can be so beautiful or moving).

the specific: 1) an amazing moon 2) a train, if any are nearby (why? I'm not sure, I just like trains, and Atlas Shrugged has reinforced that) 3) go to your favorite street, walk out in the middle of it (be sure not to get hit!) and take a shot up and/or down it

the nude: I have to agree with schpydurx, I think you would come up with a stunning interpretation in that realm (provided it would not cause any problems relationship-wise)...my current favorite is my friend David's work (NSFW, obviously): http://davidagasi.com/home/portfolio/nude

Hope this helps!

ehowton at 2010-07-01 05:48 (UTC) (Link)
Kitties kitties kitties!
One of mine is hyperactive and the other lethargic. Neither make for easy pictures :(

...in NYC this happens all the time
While Dallas has some outstanding architectural wonders (and I'm tempted to drive into the city for this, don't think I'm not), not so much in Anna, Texas. From the start I've wanted to push out just a little further to see what I could find from a minimalistic approach.

my current favorite is my friend David's work
I like the B&W. And the focus. And the shots where the face cannot be seen. Coupled with the B&W they appear more...distraught? Thanks for sharing.
irulan_amy at 2010-07-01 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm, my ideas may be a little dull, but it's things I have fun photographing:

- A bursting water balloon
- Sparklers
- All manner of peeling / aging / rusting objects
- Epitaphs
- Store signs
- Macros of pretty much anything
ehowton at 2010-07-01 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
I'm already pushing the limits of what my poor little point & shoot can do, and I'm pretty sure "a bursting water balloon" isn't on that list :(

But the other ones! I've seen some amazing things you've shot with peeling/aging/rusting.

Oh, and what ever statues do when they start to decompose :P
anakngtinapa at 2010-07-01 05:39 (UTC) (Link)
"Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone."

THIS. But on photo/s. :)
ehowton at 2010-07-01 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to need a bigger boat.
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