Another installment of the Fragments side project is published over on Rinse.io. One of the things that I've kept consistent with that side project is that collar. A conversation via e-mail with someone that stumbled upon this backwater site caused me to think about why that particular item as a constant.
Not a simple answer to such a simple question. First off, I like the way it shows up on camera. In my book shiny is good. Yes, I'm easily distracted by shiny objects. The bigger and probably more important reason is it never fails to produce reactions that are along the lines of what I want to see for the Fragments side project. That small series of pictures over on rinse.io (click on any of the pictures in the post) should provide a reasonable example of what I mean.
There's a bit more to it though. It serves as a symbol or metaphor in a lot of ways for what some aspects of the side project is attempting to show. Not just explicitly but also in a more subtle way that has everything to do with collaborators body language provoked. Unlike a few other things I've experimented with every single collaborator likes that thing. It almost works like jewelry in a way. It flavors the rest of everything.
Keep that thought in mind no matter what kind of flavor you might be going for. Even "normal" pictures are influenced by similar things. Change one thing even if it's not in the frame and everything else about the picture changes when your subject involves people.
Made with the Fuji XT-1 and 18-55mm XF. Processed in Lightroom CC with VSCO FILM 05 BW400CN applied on import.