recontextualization is an art form

I thoroughly believe that taking images and photos and recontextualizing them is an art form unto itself. I happened upon this image while digging through a tumblr log and realized it was my own image, taken a while back of my longboard homebrah Israel Preciado. At first I didn’t realize the photo was mine, until I noticed the photo coloring and Isra’s unmistakable style. In fact, though this photo is part of a larger set, I have almost no recollection of this photo or choosing it as part of that set. It took someone else’s eye to see that image and put it in a foreign context, for me to notice its beauty, it’s now one of my favorites. Now that’s cool.