The View from my Phone: Week 14

Posted on April 8, 2012 and tagged Art & Photography

I mentioned before about how I get embarassed taking photos of random things on the street, and I said I was almost over my irrational fear of photography. But I wasn't totally over it until this week.

Whenever I take out my phone to snap a photo in public, people always act strange. They look worried that they're going to be in the picture, or mumble something to their friend like "Why is that weird girl taking a picture of a squirrel?" Or even worse, "She must be a tourist." Ack! Well the self-consiousness I felt before is now totally gone.

A few days ago I took my camera out to take a photo of the construction site you can see below and some woman gave me the strangest look. What, like you never take pictures of empty construction sites? I felt really self-conscious and weird, but when I put my camera away and looked down the street at her, she was digging a huge wedgie out of her butt crack with both hands. Suddenly, I didn't feel like I was the weirdest person on the street. Thanks lady! You finally helped me overcome my totally irrational fear of taking photos in public!

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