By Jim Sizemore
The “Hip Shots” series of Doodlemeister.com photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise being to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method, the more frames exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting—a related series that can be arranged as a three-image post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own pictures, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. Meanwhile, click on these images for a larger view, and click the “Hip Shots” tag above for more examples. Tune in next Friday for another post in the series.
Just curious. Were the above taken at the Cross Street Market? As I mentioned to you before, I sold newspapers on the Northeast corner of Light and Cross (In front of the bank that used to occupy that corner) before the old market burned down. The “new” market is still a great place to shop and whenever Christie and I get up that way, she insists that I take her there at least once.
Correct, the “Hip Shots” were taken at Cross Street Market. And I, too, sold newspapers from the same corner, hopping buses, visiting taverns, etc. I was between 10 and 13 or 14 when I worked there, which would have made it 1947 to, say, 1951. Were you the guy who was always “stealing” my buses (that is, grabbing them out of turn)? Once again, thanks for the interesting comment, Jake.