Thanks to my friend Mike's inspiration, I'm going to start a new series today that will run for the next 31 days. Each day I'll post a photo from my collections of snapshots and include a small story about it. Photography is one of my secret loves; I have no training and most of my shots, well, aren't that great. But sometimes I get a good one.
I'm going to try to stick with photos I've not shared on Bilerico Project before. Some will be personal, some LGBT specific, and others will just be cool shots I like. Feel free to share links to some of your favorite photos in the comments section.
The first installment is after the break. For the rest of the series I'll post the photo before the break with the explanation after.
When we first moved to DC, one of the things that stood out about the Adams Morgan neighborhood was the graffiti. I'm not talking about your standard old gang markings and so-and-so loves someone-else crap; there are some real works of art in the area.
The small grocery store next door abuts our condo building. There's a dumpster against the wall and shortly after Spring arrived, a little white bunny showed up at ground level next to it. That's it. No signature, no explanation, just a little rabbit helping to usher in the new season.
By the time a month or two had passed, the rabbit was looking a little worse for wear. In fact, he'd mostly disappeared. One morning though, our bedraggled bunny had a new friend joining him on the edge of the sidewalk. A new rabbit - exactly like the previous one - was now on the wall a few paces behind our old friend and he had a message for pedestrians.
Since there was a signature this time, I did a little googling and discovered that plusmn is a female DC-based artist who says on her site, "My mission with this project is not to make a political statement or be rebellious. I want to make the streets look a little more interesting, and hope that I can make someone's day out there."
She has succeeded.
You can find the rest of the series posts here: