Tuesday, November 11

Flickr Curator: Shades of Mediocrity.

Today's very moving collection of flickr favorites is curated by one of my personal favorite flickr photographers, Shades of Mediocrity, aka Ky from Los Angeles. I have deep admiration for Ky, an amazing photographer by night, and an educator by day. I aim for the day I can shoot a photograph just within a vague realm of one of her lovely images. Here's a look at Ky's beautiful collection of inspired flickr favorites. I am so honored to share what moves Ky. To view more of Shades of Mediocrity photography (I find such sweet irony in name of her flickr identity), please do take some time to visit her flickr photostream.

Ky explains her beautiful collection of favorites: "A friend recently asked me, "Why do you like the photos you've shown?" (he has made an art form of probing questions and subsequent discovery), and my response was purely "for many of them, it was the sense of self I noticed within them......a lost self... meandering." When I look at them as a whole, I feel as if I am in a maze, navigating my way through, bumping into icebergs, looking for those shivering fragments that make us who we are. Along the way I find a part of myself, a reminder that we are all a part of this collective experience. It is equal parts reassuring and humbling."

Photo credits (to see any of these images larger, click on each link): 1. Scurry 2. untitled 3. {deep} 4. Wall of Voices 5. *Fog Day 6. Day 69 7. Untitled 8. the lament 9. Untitled 10. protection 11. perambulate 12. bored. high. 13. one day 14. Untitled 15. pretty yellow flowers through a dirty train window 16. Untitled 17. A roller coaster that comes in sideways 18. Reflections (Waiting) 19. Casting Spells 20. someday you'll remember 21. Untitled 22. {gareth} 23. back 24. "." 25. jump 26. Bookshop Melancholy 27. "..." 28. .close to me. 29. Spinning Wheels 30. étranger 31. sending good vibes 32. stacks 33. Morning Signal 34. You stole my loneliness. 35. pentacon six tl wannabe edward hopper edward olive 36. silent space.

9 comments:

thrilled by the thought said...

Those are beautiful by themselves, and gorgeous all together!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I love this collection and having some context from the artist.

jodi said...

hooray for ky! she is fabulous.

ralph said...

Hi. Just wanted to say how great it is to see Ky featured on your site. Her eye is impeccable and her photos inspiring. And she's just plain cool, too. :)

Thanks!

- ralph:)

Tissuepaper said...

Beautiful

mme. bookling said...

I went to her photo stream and found her 180 days set - what inspiration!

lisa s said...

ky is AMAZING. she has such an eye.... great person to feature!

l e a h said...

Mesmerizing...

Will check her out on Flickr.

Eva Kolenko said...

I love this feature.. i think it's such an awesome idea! Thanks!