Ivey Ellington House - Again
If the subject matter is close at hand, can you ever be really finished with a project? Would you go back and try to “fill the inside straight” by making new photographs that can be inserted in the current project? Or should you try to figure out how to expand the completed project with an additional chapter? That would be calling your initial project “complete” and then creating the next chapter in your story.
I recently came up with this question because I was asked to photograph a mural that will probably disappear as part of a building renovation. I saw a nice composition across the street at the Ivey Ellington House so I walked over a bit and made the photograph on today’s blog. It wasn’t a summer morning or a winter day, but I saw an opportunity and made an image.
Now, what to do with it after posting it on the blog? Is it the start of the next chapter of the Academy Street Project or does it elbow its way into the Southern Gothic project?