Steer Seer

If you scratch a photographer, you might see paint instead of film developer. That’s because so many of us picked up cameras thanks to our ineptitude with watercolors or oils.

My painting skills are solid but only when a roller is involved. After moving into my first house in 1992, I ended up painting every wall and ceiling myself. The reason was my depleted net worth.

The textured plaster in my vintage home looked great after the requisite three or four coats. I almost forgot about the weeks of work, countless trips to the paint store and some ruined clothes.

When I saw this mural in Wyoming, I had a flashback to the challenges of covering rough surfaces.

The artist’s vision of seeing a steer was undeterred.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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