Stories and images
by Jim Waldron
I reccomend to all my traveling pals that the most fun, and best experiences
occur when you spend a month or so in the same place. Three days just doesn't
cut it, which is what I spent in Amsterdam. And though I had a month's
worrth of fun and professional development, including giving a lecture,
I made very few images. Then again, I didn't have to pay for a single drink
during the visit. I guess short visits have their advantages too.
Aside from a woman conflicted
about defending her South African culture
you can ask me in person why I understand the joy of shopping here.
See them all at once
Look at thumbnails of all the
photographs from this country.
Each picture was made with the Agfa
ePhoto 1280 digital camera.
Going into a new town with a camera in your pocket, and the wish to
give someone else an idea about what that city is like through your pictures
is difficult. I always feel completely empty when faced with this task.
In Amsterdam I only spent two hours walking around. I'd been to the city
before, which made the task easier, along with the fact that i suspect
nearly everyone has been to, or heard of the place. Instead of creating
some documentery about the place I instead decided to just look for interesting
shapes in this new environment. As far as cities go, there's lots to look
at in a small spece here, and my brief visit offered lots to take back.
Construction barrier -
A wild painting in a sedate neighborhood for the builders
- Perhaps a little more descriptive of the city
Biketails - Tours
of the city and pubs herd these bikes together
BikeWheels - More
nice patterns of similar bikes
The tourist walk is not without it's tragedies
- This is how I look at couches in airports. Passes the time.
Furniture Shapes 2
- Abstract of furniture
- Abstact of furniture
Chair and Table
- Abstract of furniture
Stone Cat - Love
the nameplates of local buildings
Airport - Not always
the place for modern art, but ther's something here.
Boat - Blurry and appropriate
Posters - Nice to be
in a city that allows good work to be displayed big.
Buildings - The famous architecture
surrounding the canals
Red Brick Roof - Sunset
color on red brick eaves
Sunset - Yup, the sun
sets in Amsterdam too, when it shows up at all.
Boatname - riverbarge abstract
Buildings - Canalside architecture
Bummed girl - Blue weather
and it's effect on the populous
Smoking - Same
Glass2 - Stained Glass from
posters - Nice to see a humming
poster business around town
Sunny Bldg- Eaves at sunset
See the other places
© (1998) James Waldron Design -- Waldron@interport.net