The Muse Echo

Thought process via graphology text. Echographia. Or maybe in larger context?

First, there’s the various photo collections, the two that are most obvious, the London collection of tourist images at kramerwetzel.com, and the original spin-off site, BexarCountyLine.com (the ubiquitous ‘side project’).

The other afternoon, I passed two ladies, much older ladies, tourist ladies, to be sure, as they were huddled in conference over a tourist map of downtown, and they were muttering and nattering on about this and that. Sort of plaid, and quite wrinkled, I wanted a camera. I had camera but I’m not much good at pictures of people. Then, too, I didn’t want to disturb the two seniors, as they were busy discussing various options.

What I liked the best, what made this such an adorable image, the pair had on straw cowboy hats. Rather cheap, looked like the hats were woven from river rushes, broad and sharp-edged.

The two predominately (solely) image sites, kramerwetzel.com and BexarCountyLine.com, they offer little – if anything – that is wholly original. The photos, mostly, if not entirely by my hand, but no, that’s not what I mean, there’s not that great art sweep. However, it’s that lack of pretense that makes it palatable for me.

Hint: not every picture is good. Which doesn’t mean there aren’t any gems, either.

That’s what made me think of the Muse Echo, as images like that, the two tourist elders, it’s not original. I’m just capturing and repeating what is most quotidian.

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