The Story Behind the Name
The Story Behind "Potshots"
The story behind the name begins while I was living in San Diego in a small home with a huge nature preserve in my backyard.
Feeling a bit bored one day I gathered a variety of pots I had around the house, took them into the yard and arranged them among the plants and flowers. I shot photos and showed them to a friend who said, "These pot shots are good. You should sell them." Which I did - with some success.That was years ago and now, unfortunately, most of the original pots are gone as are the photos.
Along the way I discovered that "potshot" is defined as a "random shot". While the definition does not refer to photography it does describe my choice of subject matter. I shoot what catches my eye ...a very random system of photography which has resulted in a wide range of subject matter.
That is the story of how "shots of pots" became "potshots".
potshots by christine