Friday, January 23, 2009


Understandable, originally uploaded by azMattic.

Ten months ago I decided to take a break from blogging to focus on how I might successfully switch careers after leaving my translation gig in Taiwan to return to my hometown of New York, NY. To make a long story short, I've applied to a few graduate programs and if I'm accepted, I'll be working towards an MFA in Graphic Design starting this fall.

It was a month or so after the last post that I picked out "Understandable" by azMattic. I thought won't it be clever how life right now is giving me conflicting signals, and this photo features a whole mess of signals pointing in different directions? I thought it was poetic back then, and looking at it now I feel that it's still a powerful image. Part of what grabs me is the sense of tension between wire and sky and also how the wires seem to cascade down the image, lending the scene an added sense of scale and distance. The wires remind us of how grounded we are to the earth, to the network of electrical lines and telecommunication fibres that tether us together in the techno-centric modern world.

So on that note, I say hi, again. Welcome to the blog. I hope to update once a week with a new favorite from Flickr. In addition, the tone and structure of subsequent blog posts will likely continue to shift in order to accommodate my persisting shortcomings.

1 comment:

izzie said...

great feature photo.