Sometimes the often overlooked, humblest of subjects make fine images.
This is the fountain in the middle of the Frog Pond, Boston’s favorite wading pool. On any given summer day, it’s surrounded by happy kids. It’s always a very happy place.
I often walk down Winter Street in Boston on my way to buy groceries. Often there are young people along the building edges who are clearly under the influence of mood altering substances. It’s tragic to see them and they have gotten so common that I really don’t like taking their picture. I took this zoned out kid though because of the sign next to him.
There’s an old but true saying that says in effect that reality is what we choose to think it is.
These two photographs were taken within about a minute of each other. My guess would be that the individuals in each view reality entirely differently.
According to a recent UN study: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/climate/climate-change-food-supply.html it won’t be too long before our planet won’t be able to produce enough food to feed the world’s population. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out this guy will be in serious trouble. Of course even without the predicted shortage, he’s in trouble now.
No digital devices, no plastic toys, simplicity is the key! This is one fine kid! Would that more of us follow his example.
As we age it takes more and more effort to look stylish. Some succeed some don’t.