“To me, photography is an art of observation.
It’s about finding something interesting
in an ordinary place…
I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see
and everything to do with the way you see them.”
This is one of my favorite quotes on photography. It's not what you see but how you see it. Years ago, back in the film days, I used to give the assignment to shoot a roll of film of your bathroom. The idea being that, 1) everyone has one and 2) no one ever really looks at it. If you spend time looking, I mean really looking, I'll bet you can find interesting images anywhere. Yes, even your bathroom.
Both of the images above are of a bed sheet. These are the result of a comment I saw in LensWork magazine where a photographer was given the assignment to make 400 images of a white sheet. I was intrigued by that, so I thought I'd make an attempt. I didn't do 400 but I did enough that it became the beginning of a project I've been calling Imaginary Landscapes. I've recently come up with an idea to expand on this. I might have more to say about that as it evolves.
You never know where your next images may be. It's quite possible they're in front of you right now. All you need to do is look, I mean really look.
More next week.