There is a trend going on lately in photography to make new things look old, and old things look new. I love all the textures that are popular, like those of the talented Jesh De Rox. I can't stand how in love I am with the stuff he does. Well, I have been wanting to get some images of textures and try my hand at them. I didn't have to go far to get some interesting images....in fact all I had to do was go to my wasteland of a backyard.
We have lived in our house for two years, and have yet to successfully landscape our little patch of backyard. I say succesfully, because shortly after we moved in we were given a pallet of free grass. Well who can turn away free grass. Not us. So we put the grass down, water the yard faithfully and get beautiful green grass in a square that is about 3 feet shorter than our yard on all sides... only problem is we don't own a lawnmower. So our square of grass gets long, then dies. So now we have a square of dead long grass surrounded by orange desert dirt in our backyard. It could pass as the terrain of Mars! It's a different look for sure. Well, I walked around the backyard the other day taking pictures of all the different textures, and found some that I really liked.
All that explaing to lead up to one picture! When I took this image of my neice I thought it would work so well with texture. What do you think, does it work? Is it old school enough? Subtle enough? I love it.