Art out of nothing by Misha Lyuve

Feb 10, 2011

My previous post, actually forced me into an experiment of finding art and beauty in my every day life. And my every day for the most part consists of subway rides, business offices, meetings, conference calls and quick meals. And when I am in the subway, I’m for the most part either planning something, answering emails on my blackberry or arguing with somebody in my head – pretty prosaic. But this time around I discovered the New York city subway as a well of inspiration. 

On Monday I actually allowed myself to stop and listen to a drummer on the 42 st. station. And he was really good. And let me tell you, unlike Joshua Bell, this guy wasn’t very interested in public reaction or had any expectations of how others should appreciate his talent. In fact, he was playing drums in a confident no-bullshit way as if he was doing it in his own living room for his own pleasure.   

Then I got on the train; and though I was too shy to use my camera openly, I figured out how to casually make pictures of how people sit. And I noticed that every pose, every pair of shoes had its mood and its story — tired, flirtatious, confident, studious… And seeing these moods and stories made me present to beauty. And what got captured is art out of nothing

Are you up for this kind of an experiment in your life? Share your art out of nothing.

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  1. Rev. Catherine

    You are something else Misha! Great job! You’re a piece of “art” yourself! Love ya!

    • yolanda naranjo

      love love….im a lover of lower extremities, they say so much…..a story by them self. Great work! Defenitlly yes!!!!! beauty is F$#@(* anywhere…that what makes life worth living…..love love

  2. Heulwen R

    You did well considering the ‘little’ time you had in which to find Art, and Beauty, during the course of your fast moving day! And you definitely got ‘Life’, You must have been well pleased with your photos – ‘feet’ they tell a lot about a person – most interesting & unusual. Oh,and don’t rush your meals!! it’s not good for you. ;)