Phone Home

Phone Home
Phone Home by I Nancy, on Flickr

I’ve been out twice now with my Olympus PEN E-PL2 micro 4/3rds camera and so far so good. This image is a triptych of 3 pay phones I found while walking around downtown LA. I was working out an “homage” assignment for Martin Bailey Photography and I got the idea to do something in the style of Andy Warhol. What would Warhol have done with a digital camera. Originally this was entered as a quad-polytych, much more a Warhol approach. It was requested, however, that I remove it from the assignment because no “composites” were allowed. As I then prepared the image for other purposes (i.e. the local camera club) I decided that it was stronger as a more traditional triptych. It is a bit of an eye teaser, but these are three separate phones, taken at three separate places.

Do Payphones Still Exist?

Payphones Still Exist
Payphones Still Exist, originally uploaded by I Nancy.

It took a few comments from my friends for me to realize the oddity of this image. “Hey Nancy, did you visit a museum?” No, just street walking with my new Micro 4/3rds friend, the Oly E-Pl2.

Here I was, in not the best neighborhoods in downtown LA, and pay phones, while decorated, seem to be still working and functional.  This phone sits outside the American Hotel and is probably the only phone for many of the residents.

Street Reflection
Street Reflection – American Hotel by I Nancy, on Flickr