As I'm sure you could tell, I was pretty lonely while Juliette and the kids were away. That was, for the most part, kind of pathetic. One good thing did come out of it, though: I spent a lot of time going through my photo archives, and in doing so I hit upon an idea for a new series.

This is the first image I made with the series in mind; I shot it two nights before the family came home. I like it, and I think it works to communicate what I had in mind, but I have a hard time judging my own work. So rather than telling you what I think about it, I'd love to know what you all think.

If you have a minute, click through to see it large and look it over. Leave a comment and tell me what you think the picture is about and how it makes you feel. What do you like about it? What do you think could be better? I'm looking forward to hearing from you.



I loved it. Is it Juliette's desk, or do you share it? I recognized the tools of the parental trade -- lots of pointers about raising kids. I loved the organization and the lighting.

Mike Sakasegawa:

It's her desk. My desk is not nearly so nice to look at. I'm sure you're just shocked.


I wish I had a desk that orderly. It is clearly
"in use" -it doesn't look that way because it was just cleaned and now in pristine condition. I'd say her favorite colors are green and pink or that she likes the way the two harmonize, and that appreciates little things like color, rather than a stark "business only" type color scheme.


I think it looks disorderly actually. And it bugs be that the black board fell off the wall and is askew in the basket. I like the picture though.
Are you doing a series of items in our house?


Are you taking pictures of colorful things?

Mike Sakasegawa:

Not as such. Actually, I think it's interesting that people are commenting on the color, because although I know that there are a few brightly colored objects in the frame, I don't think of it as being a picture of colorful things.

I can also see why people would look at it as a study of the character of the person whose desk it is, but that's also not what I see in it. Or not all I see, anyway. I think part of that has to do with the fact that you guys are seeing this image in isolation whereas I'm thinking about it in a larger context that you don't have. But probably it also doesn't do as good a job at communicating the idea as I'd like--that is, if you don't already know the idea you might not be able to figure it out from the image alone.

Lots to think about. Thanks.