The Walk-Through, 2006
On a summer 2006 trip to Chicago I was walking around on a rainy day with my dad's 3.2 megapixel point-and-shoot, taking pictures of anything that looked interesting. At first I was irritated that a pedestrian had walked through this shot, oblivious to my attempt to get a completely boring image of the Chicago Theater District logo. But as I looked at the results, it occurred to me that the blurred figure made the image infinitely more interesting, maybe even "artistic." In a lot of ways, I consider this fluke of an image Ground Zero for my "serious" interest in photography. In that sense, I guess I owe this guy a big thanks.