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Through a lens, darkly

In my Drawing Skillbuilding class, I assigned my students an exercise to take 50 digital photos of whatever drew their eye, then pick out their favorite 5 or 10 - the purpose was to figure out what is of visual interest to them. When I took my photos on my recent journey, I attempted to do that as well - not to focus entirely on the architectural wonders or scenic views, but instead to snap the views that I found enticing. Hence the graffiti, the peeling painted walls, the ironic and weird rather than the iconic.