How to Be an Explorer of the World

Keri Smith challenges us to observe, record, photograph, touch, and view the world differently then we're used to. Here are some of my documentations so far.

Exploration #3 // Light

"Collect objects based on how they reflect light."

Apartment at 1036 Polk Street

Exploration #41 // Found Faces

"Document any naturally occurring faces you find on your travels. Look for them in plumbing parts, fixtures (door hooks), in nature (trees), in human-made objects, in the clouds, etc."

Pier 14, San Francisco

Exploration #43 // Found Paper

"One of the easiest things to find in the world is discarded paper. While one lone item may not seem terribly interesting, when you start to assemble a collection, it can be intensely satisfying to look at and arrange into different configurations."

MUNI Underground & Complex Magazine

Exploration #18 // Structure

"Document part of a building that most people ignore. Pay attention to what's hidden (or in plain sight)."

Embarcadero, San Francisco

Exploration #13 // Collecting Type

"Document lettering you find out in the world. Take notes about where & when you found the samples."

Lands End, San Francisco

Exploration #96 // Found Patterns

"Collect or document as many patterns as you can find while on your travels. You may decide to use only patterns in nature, or human-made, or both. Pencil rubbings work well for this."

PDX, Polk Street, Google Campus

Exploration #27 // Accidental Art

"Go for a walk. Identify and document existing 'art' that you find, such as things that are not created on purpose. Some examples include stains on the sidewalk, spilled paint, bird poo, residue, corrosion, rust, things that are damaged, random arrangements of objects that you find interesting, a bag caught in a tree."

Post @ Polk