Seeing the world anew

By Dogtown Commoner | Posted at 4:43 pm, November 3rd, 2007 | Topic: art

I happened to stumble upon the photos of a Flickr user called hey mr glen, and they are so good that I feel compelled to re-post some of them here (as permitted by his creative commons license at Flickr). His sensitivities to color, geometry and serendipity are wonderful. His photographs cause viewers to see the world afresh, which is one hallmark of a good artist:

Down on the beach by hey mr glen

Some of hey mr glen’s photos are candid street shots that show an exceptional alertness to fleeting moments in the life of a city. Here are two taken in San Francisco:

Stretch by hey mr glen

Flag Fragment by hey mr glen

Other photos are nicely-framed shots of architecture that offer a new perspective on buildings that have been photographed a million times before, like this shot of the Transamerica pyramid:

Transamerica Windows by hey mr glen