A Beautiful Accident

Tully Rohrer

November 18th, 2006

This image was an accident. I just set the flower on the counter and snapped a shot, and I actually ended up liking the lighting bouncing off the wall. So despite the many imperfections, I liked the infusion of color and the yellows and blacks, so I went with it, especially as I’ve been posting a lot of monochrome shots.


A happy colorful image calls for a happy colorful song. Before they were The Shins, there was a band called Flake Music. From that band came a song called “The Shins”, from which the band would later harvest their name. I was compelled to post this after hearing the new Shins song, Phantom Limb, and realizing that I really didn’t think it was all that special. The Shins got a lot of flack following the release of the film Garden State as the band became “too trendy” for some, but I scoff at those people. The fact that Zack Braff likes them doesn’t change the fact that Chutes Too Narrow is about as perfect as an album comes. The band simply writes some of the most fantastic melodies and harmonies in popular music, and despite the popular suspicion that Phantom Limb portends an album of innocuousness, I expect big things from The Shins when the new album drops early next year. So enjoy The Shins, the track that gave the band their name and us a glimpse of what was to come.

The crisp edges, overlap of the petals, and the subtle blues in the upper corners really do it for me in this shot.

Jonny — November 28th, 2006

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