Friday, July 9, 2010

The Sunday Creative: Denim

When I initially read the prompt for this week's Sunday Creative I thought, oh boy, denim, what am I going to do with that one?  A pair of my jeans? (too obvious??). Something beautiful that is a deep indigo color? (maybe). Or some random inspiration that would hopefully come to me over the course of the week? (hopefully).

Later that day on the subway on our way to a 4th of July party I noticed someone wearing jeans and thought to myself, "It's so hot, why is that guy wearing jeans? Ugh."  Then it hit me...denim...duh?!  I decided right then and there that over the coming week, I would use my trusty iPhone to surreptitiously take photos of subway riders wearing denim--not their faces, just their denim--be it jeans, skirts, shorts or jackets.

Now, we had a verifiable heat wave this week, and I cannot believe how many people I saw wearing jeans!  It's interesting to me because I never would have noticed all the denim but for "The Sunday Creative".  I appreciate how the weekly prompts make me more observant, my senses keener.  Now I know, it's not like noticing whether people were wearing denim changed my life or enriched me in some deep and meaningful way.  However, the prompts and challenges make me take notice of things I would have been oblivious to otherwise.  I like that.

So here are some of my favorites.  It's not easy taking photos on a moving train while trying to make sure neither your subject, nor the nosy New Yorker on your right and left, can tell what you are up to. Enjoy my little project I like to call Denim Train!


During one of my undercover photo shoots I was deep in denim myself...wearing a denim skirt, and reading the book Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris.  So this last shot is of me!

24 comments:

Cheerific said...

What a great idea and it payed off! I love the photos, but my favorite's are the first 3 in your post!

Sarah C said...

Great photos. Love your take on the word and well done for getting these x

lemontine said...

These are awesome! Great job with the undercover iphone!

Suzanne Jeanette said...

I love what you did for this assignment! and jealous I didn't think of it myself. :) Isn't hipstamatic great!?

Corinne said...

I love these! You did a great job with your undercover photo operation ;)

Jamie said...

So cool! Love that you turned it into an entire project.

Paige said...

I love this! I like the second to last one where mr jeans is talking with ms. skirt. Do they know each other? Are they dating? What are they saying? Hmmmm.

anmarie said...

what a neat idea! your editing of the photos is excellent. i think many of us were perplexed with the denim theme. wonder what next week will bring...

Louise said...

love the photos... did they notice you? heatwave? geez what is going on in the universe when you guys have a heat wave and here on the west coast we are in jackets?

Stephanie said...

oh fun! loved the urban feel of these... so different from the world I live in, but I love it!

Splindarella said...

Great Kinnearing! Which line is that? From the little bit of the orange seats I see, it could be the N/R -- but where are the hot guys in ripped denim when I'm there, I'd like to know! ;)

gibknitty said...

Splindarella--
It's the A train!

Pam said...

Great work!! I love all of these!

Nicole said...

These photos are awesome. Great idea. Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing

photoknitdog said...

Very cool! I couldn't believe all the people wearing jeans either... I went to a concert last night and tried on jeans but had to rip them off a second later as I was already sweating in my own apartment - with the AC on, mind you! Went with a much more sensible dress instead. :)

I particularly like the first and second shots. Great framing!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I like the idea of undercover assignments. Very cool. I love the first shot. Have a GREAT day!

Cori said...

How cool, going undercover! Love the photos, my favorite is also #1!

Hello. said...

what a fantastic idea! this one was by far my favorite. great job!

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a great idea, although I think I'd be too scared to do it.

Betty Anne said...

I think you win a big star for the most creative take on denim. I love the idea and I love how the pictures turned out -- this Creative Sunday project is a great idea : )

Ginny Marie said...

Don't you just love it when inspiration strikes? You had an awesome idea, especially since it's the middle of summer!

krissilugbill said...

love this! i love that you were undercover too. Very cool, great shots

Hey Harriet said...

I'm a big fan of denim and live in it. I wear jeans in the middle of scorching summer temps :)

LOVE your hipstamatic photos! I'll pop back tomorrow to see if you've posted any shadows. Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far!

~*~Just Me~*~ said...

Hello from "followfriday" on blogfrog=) I saw the link to creative sunday and checked it out. What a neat idea, I bookmarked the page and intend to take the challenge=) Gret pics of jeans btw=)

I'm new to blogfrog but not to blogging, hope you'll check mine out as well.

Take care!