The Attraction Chart (TM)

So Friday’s daily shoot was “Illustrate Attraction in a photograph today.”

Really wasn’t sure what I wanted to take a photo of for this and eventually almost the whole day had passed and I still hadn’t taken anything. But finally inspiration hit when I checked my mail. My Australian friend Rose sent me the perfect postcard for this assignment which she got in the National Museum of Australia.

It reads:

Passion, like love, attracts and is attractive. Full of longing and desire, a passion for someone or something–intense love or an outburst of anger– can become so strong it’s barely controllable. If you feed this raw appetite, passion can tip into obsession. Once aroused, in all its fervent keenness, passsion can be something to relish. Eternity.


Awesome. πŸ™‚ All I had to take a photo of this postcard and I was done. But then I talked with my suitemate Karen who thought just taking a photo of the postcard was a lame andΒ  cheesy cop out. Damnit! πŸ™

Time to step it up a notch.

I decided to put it on a white board and decorate it with other things related to attraction. A heart with wings popped in my head. Then DS106. It’s kind of an obsession, right? (Maybe I feel this way because I am doing a daily shoot everyday and thus I have to think about #ds106 ALL THE TIME…. i_own_your_life is right.)

And then I realized that this was all a cheesy cop out because it wasn’t a super awesome, visually interesting photo like this one.

Hence The Attraction Chart (TM) was developed. A Cheesy Cop out, but one that was better than my original idea which is always a plus. πŸ™‚



Written by Cali4beach

  1. Sarah,
    What’s cool here is the self editing, and the pushing your own work to the next level by recognizing when it is just getting the job done. And, I must admit, sometimes we do have to just get the job done, but when you are the one whose standards you have to meet, then you start to push yourself in new directions, and demanding more of yourself. You become your own harshest critic, and I think that is essential to pushing your won vision to the next level. So the context here is what is really powerful, though I personally like the image cause it says ds106.

  2. The fact that there was no explicit mention of “Tim Doom” in your picture disappoints me. However, I am able to overlook that small disappointment and focus on your image, which I also personally like (and this is not a coincidence just because Jim also likes it) because it mentions ds106 and I really like the colors you used.

  3. This looks cool !!! Creating your own thing for Attraction πŸ™‚ , I feel your “pain” ( well it’s not soo much of a pain but whatever, I’m still gonna call it as such). I’m always thinking about the stuff I have to do for the class, especially for the mash up and remix assignment. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

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