CURATED PHOTOS | OCTOBER 19, 2015 | RUBY FALLS

As both a reward and a challenge, I held myself to shooting with wild and reckless abandon for the entire duration of a recent family holiday.  This was a sharp deviation from my usual method and means of shooting (studio portraiture, controlled environment) and allowed/forced me to shoot what was there and rely on the instant assessments made by my eye and brain. In short, I had to abandon my usual ordered pattern of shooting and embrace the chaos.

What I realized -- as I shot, as I processed and scanned, and as I looked through this week's wonderful photo stream submissions -- is that no matter how ordered a shot is, there will always be an element of the unpredictable.  And, conversely, no matter how chaotic a scene may be, there will always be a tendency for pattern.  And the element of the unpredictable and the tendency for pattern both reside in the same place -- the eye of the viewer's mind.  

And so for this week's photo stream, I looked for the patterns that wound through the utterly unconnected photographs, the repeating beats in the wild that were echoed in the street, the random connections my brain would make between two unrelated ideas.  

The order in the chaos.  

  AN COILEACHAN | WELTAFLEX TLR | FOMAPAN 400 | TRISTAN AITCHISON

 

AN COILEACHAN | WELTAFLEX TLR | FOMAPAN 400 | TRISTAN AITCHISON

  PROPELLER | HASSELBLAD 500 C/M | HANS-PETER LINZ

 

PROPELLER | HASSELBLAD 500 C/M | HANS-PETER LINZ

  TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE | PROVIA 100F | KEVIN ROSINBUM

 

TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE | PROVIA 100F | KEVIN ROSINBUM

  FIELD | HASSELBLAD 500 C/M | HANS-PETER LINZ

 

FIELD | HASSELBLAD 500 C/M | HANS-PETER LINZ

  BROKEN SKY | PENTAX SPOTMATIC | ANDREY ORESHNIKOV

 

BROKEN SKY | PENTAX SPOTMATIC | ANDREY ORESHNIKOV

  DANCERS | LEICA M6 | DAN MILLER

 

DANCERS | LEICA M6 | DAN MILLER

  BEACH | YASHICA LYNX 14E | HANS-PETER LINZ

 

BEACH | YASHICA LYNX 14E | HANS-PETER LINZ

  (UNTITLED) | HASSELBLAD | KODAK GOLD 200 | GARRICK FUJII

 

(UNTITLED) | HASSELBLAD | KODAK GOLD 200 | GARRICK FUJII

  QUIET ON THE DOCK | ROLLEIFLEX SERIES E TLR | BILL SMITH

 

QUIET ON THE DOCK | ROLLEIFLEX SERIES E TLR | BILL SMITH

  WET SOHO SIDEWALK | NIKON FM2N | KODAK PORTRA 160 | SHAWN HOKE

 

WET SOHO SIDEWALK | NIKON FM2N | KODAK PORTRA 160 | SHAWN HOKE

  DALLAS 2015 | NIKON F | ILFORD HP5 | AMY JASEK

 

DALLAS 2015 | NIKON F | ILFORD HP5 | AMY JASEK

  STREET FOOD MARKET | NIKON FE | HANS-PETER LINZ

 

STREET FOOD MARKET | NIKON FE | HANS-PETER LINZ

  PHARMACY | REVUE 400SE | HANS-PETER LINZ

 

PHARMACY | REVUE 400SE | HANS-PETER LINZ

  FOLLOWING LEWIS FOLLOWING CLARK | FRANK SOLIDA III | PROVIA 100F | KEVIN ROSINBUM

 

FOLLOWING LEWIS FOLLOWING CLARK | FRANK SOLIDA III | PROVIA 100F | KEVIN ROSINBUM

  JAN SERYCH | LEICA M7 | LUKAS ERBA

 

JAN SERYCH | LEICA M7 | LUKAS ERBA

  NIGHT STOP | PENTAX MX | CINESTILL 800T | KEVIN ROSINBUM

 

NIGHT STOP | PENTAX MX | CINESTILL 800T | KEVIN ROSINBUM

  ENDLESS | HASSELBLAD 500 C/M | JESUS JOGLAR

 

ENDLESS | HASSELBLAD 500 C/M | JESUS JOGLAR

  COWGIRL | NIKON F | ILFORD HP5 | AMY JASEK

 

COWGIRL | NIKON F | ILFORD HP5 | AMY JASEK

  TOFFEE APPLE | KONICA AUTOREFLEX T3 | JANE MCLOUGHLIN

 

TOFFEE APPLE | KONICA AUTOREFLEX T3 | JANE MCLOUGHLIN

  DAVIE STREET DISCONNECT | PENTAX MX | SUPERIA 400 | KEVIN ROSINBUM

 

DAVIE STREET DISCONNECT | PENTAX MX | SUPERIA 400 | KEVIN ROSINBUM

  CROSSROADS | VIVITAR V3800N | GINA GORSEK

 

CROSSROADS | VIVITAR V3800N | GINA GORSEK

  (UNTITLED) | CONTAX G2 | KODAK EKTAR | COLTON ALLEN

 

(UNTITLED) | CONTAX G2 | KODAK EKTAR | COLTON ALLEN