Museé des Faux Arts

T’was an excellent trip downtown yesterday — enjoyable breakfast at Clifton’s, a very productive day over at the central library and informative as to the number of freaks on the streets that I strolled past coming and going. I also found that for my upcoming jury duty later this month I can take the No. 4 bus and be dropped off right in front of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Hill Street.

So nice was it that I shall do it all over again today. Maybe with breakfast at The Pantry, though.

During one part of the above-mentioned walking tour from Clifton’s through Pershing Square and over to the Library I brought my tired old Casio digicam out in case there were some images worth snapping. I squeezed off a couple intentionals not worth mentioning, but when I got home I found that I must have accidentally depressed the shutter while walking past what I think was a dormant shoeshine guy on 6th Street just east of Broadway. I say accidentally because while I remember walking past the guy, I was holding the camera in my hand by my side.

Given its 320-x 240 resolution the resulting snap is pure crap, but (as related in a previous post) when I more than double the image’s real estate and then randomly subject it to various filters in Photoshop I find something alive and worth saving in the the otherwise discardable capture.

Sure the final image is more fauxtograph than photograph (hey now: Fauxtographs… that would be a good title of a picturebook of ’em!), but I’m enjoying the end results (click to biggify):

Waiting To Shine

Think I’ll call this one
Waiting To Shine.

UPDATE: I’ve gone and created a Fauxtography Group on Flickr.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."