There is potential for art in so many places.
In the winter months (and in Northern New Brunswick, it still looks very winter-y outside my window!), I find this most challenging. Gardens and beaches and backyards are my go-to for photography. While there are plenty of beautiful possibilities in the snow, I much prefer the opportunities brought by warmer weather.
Indoor photography is a great place to practice awareness. It is a challenge to notice the tiny details of daily life, to appreciate the the normally overlooked compositions in the home.
This silver paperclip stood out from the rest, catching a glint of light coming through the window.
Art is everywhere.
Photography is all about perspective (as is life).
Mundane objects can become surreal art through a macro lens. Tiny details, normally overlooked, take on new possibilities when studied and appreciated.
The morning sun on the kitchen table changes colours, creates reflections, and lights up salt shakers. Suddenly, salt is art.
Salt is also an accidental self-portrait… Look closely. 🙂
A pretty chandelier caught my eye while out shopping with my family. It was perfect for the master bedroom – glittery glass pendants and shiny, embossed brass.
The circular patterns caught my eye first; the shadows cast across my ceiling, second.
A simple addition (a sale item, too!) quickly became an unexpected inspiration to capture with my camera: light as art.
This is why I love photography so much, and in particular why I love my macro lens: I can take something as simple, as old and calcified as a little tap in a greenhouse, and make it pretty.
It is what I think of as accidental art, although it’s really not accidental at all.
While standing in my kitchen, I first noticed the tiny new growth on this money tree. With the light above the plant and the darkness of the living room as a backdrop, it made for some beautiful contrast. I grabbed my camera and captured a few shots while supper cooked.
At the bottom of the steep hill that is Fort Henry, there are random (to me, anyway) construction items resting on the grass.
These two warped and rusted culverts may have been used at some time; to me, they were a photo opportunity.
I could not resist photographing this little composition of contrasts.
The vibrant scarlet against the almost monochromatic background; the fuzzy-soft flower on the rock-hard bridge; living against un-living… This is the was I found it.
You just never know where you can find art.
Three facecloths, rolled and placed the lid of a decorative box, become a simple subject for photos. I decided it was time to update my original facecloth photo (which sold quite well on Etsy):so I made a few shots of these plain facecloths. Q-tips, cotton balls, and bars of soap make up a set of bathroom art.Perfect for rainy day photography.
Freshly washed scarves, hung on the clothesline=much photographic fun.
Here is one.