Wild art, or enterprise art, are photos we take to use on those days when the stories we have for the next day don’t lend themselves to photos. We don’t want to make a display out of a mug shot that goes with a city government story. We want a good-looking image that will make our front page look good.
It isn’t always easy to find. It usually involves a lot of driving around and looking for people doing something visually interesting. It helps to know the area you cover. On Tuesday, I felt like looking for horses. I hit a couple of parks in the equestrian district of Glendale and found a couple of people riding but couldn’t really see an image that felt interesting. I like lines and patterns so I went looking for a bridge that I had seen. When I arrived, I got lucky and saw a couple of riders coming down the path, and knew I had my shot. I ran over with a 300mm lens, giving the fence on the bridge a nice pattern. I motored off a few frames and had a cool picture.