Hitting the StreeTs with larkey today

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Shot this photo of Larkey in a random area of downtown Cleveland, a hotel that is still operating.

If you caught me on stream I text him about photographing and I am so happy to go lurk around with him, we are hitting a town that I haven’t photographed, not sure if he has. It’s a town I went through the other day and something seemed really interesting. I’ll be filming some of the process to watch on stream!

Have a great day! Find me on socials @OGbsmitty

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photographing fair

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Edited LIVE at Twitch.tv/OGbsmitty I started looking at and going through the process of photographs I shot at the fair this summer. I went to the same fair on two separate days.. with the plan to attend another fair but rain cancelled out one day and then I got sick, and actually felt not great for a couple weeks with a wave of fevers, sore throat, and a annoying runny nose.

Twitch has been going so well, especially since i’m just getting started! Still finishing up some phoniness, but soon enough. soon enough.

and also…….. CHECK OUT THIS NEW MERCH. Probably my favorite so far, i’ve always loved hoodies with printing on the sleeves, so i’m excited for that, and these joggers are going to be soooo comfy during my 5 hour streams!

Click here to order - thank you so much for the support!

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NO MORE PHONINESS

I am beyond excited.

I have spent the better part of the year making big time changes in my life.

So tired of phonies wasting my time.

The changes have been made, and it is time to pick up the “trinkles”

No more windows of time I have talked about for YEARS.

It’s time to ATTACK.

LET’S GO!

New Twitch intro here and go FOLLOW at Twitch.tv/OGbsmitty

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I was wondering about with my camera, I was being annoyed with phone calls. My concentration was pretty much non-existent and did not have much time to shoot while I was at it. On my way back to the car I went around a different direction then I originally walked through, I actually walked past this at first and I heard people talking above the wall seen behind this bush and it caught my attention to look up and I seen this completely random sign just propped up into this bush.

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It is moments like this that being out, having my camera, even though I ended up walking around mostly with a phone to my head… I was out, and found something.

Was shooting ligHts out

So yesterday I actually had a post scheduled but I thought yesterday was the 1st so nothing posted. Sucks but it’s all good, I’m just going to reschedule that post for another day.

High quality screen shot from a  Instagram  story

High quality screen shot from a Instagram story

I went out photographing a project, I went in full send mode the I was to be photographing, and photographing, and photographing. I have other days planned as well to finish it up. I haven’t decided how I’m going to go about the project.. in the sense of should I release it now, or should I wait some time. When I say release I mean the whole project as a book. A big part of me wants to do the edits and layout of the book but release it in the future.. the ideas in my head now is that I want to start releasing books but some might be aged very well if I’m patient.

Random thoughts. I’ll keep you updated on it

BASEBALL SEASON

“What I write here is a description of what I have come to understand about photography, from photographing and from looking at photographs. A work of art is that thing whose form and content are organic to the tools and materials that made it. Still photography is a chemical, mechanical process. Literal description or the illusion of literal description, is what the tools and materials of still photography do better than any other graphic medium. A still photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how a camera saw a piece of time and space. Understanding this, one can postulate the following theorem: Anything and all things are photographable.” - Garry Winogrand

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WalkIng around

The great thing about photography is when I find a thing and want to photograph it, those split second moments I have no thoughts other than taking a picture.

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Not everybody will get it

“Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored -- the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.” - Austin Kleon

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