Today’s Daily Create assignment is: Merge two photos of contrasting places together. …Either by composing your shot creatively or processing in an editing program afterwards, create a photograph that combines two places.
My thinking about two worlds is how I live in the rooms of my world and look so often across social spaces like an alley over to my neighbor Beth’s kiln room. She makes beautiful pottery, but from just a few yards away, I can’t see into the glowing heart of that dark, transforming oven.
This is the view out my fourth floor office window. I breathe the rarefied air of the academic and the artist. My world touches that of the students passing between classes in the quad below. I look over and into the office windows of my colleagues, but they are scientists and breathe their own rarefied scientific air.
Beyond us all are the wild woods where just last week both a cougar and a bear were spotted scoping out the potential for a campus meal. They live in the wild woods in a world that fascinates me, attracts me, and into which I have no window but the Animal Channel and Nat Geo.
Even inside my office, I live inside myself and my own thoughts, feelings and biological imperatives: worlds within worlds, and all of this suggested by photographs shot through windows of the everyday.