My camera and I went on several adventures for the Photography Challenge this week. I keep the list of prompts in my pocket, but I don’t shoot my pictures in any particular order. I like to let creativity roam freely until the finished product emerges. As a result, my pictures started to link together on their own into a theme of “unknowns.”
Prompt: Explore a new route and document it.
I played with this prompt in a number of ways, hoping to avoid the obvious. I decided even the most familiar of places, experiences, and objects can have an element of “newness” that goes unnoticed.
At the grocery store, I wandered from my usual path of apples and cucumbers to the exotic fruit section. What are these things?
My bookshelves are full of books I see every day. Some I’ve read more than once, while others are waiting for me to turn the pages. An unread book is the ultimate “new route,” so I grabbed a book I’ve never read and went exploring.
Travel is the ultimate act of exploring, so I dug through my map collection until I came across a map for a place I’ve never been. Amsterdam will likely be my next destination, however, until then it remains an unknown.
Prompt: Find a piece of artwork.
While exploring the garage, I found the welding marks and discoloration on a restoration project to be quite intriguing. It looks like something that could be at the Tate Modern with a plaque that says “Artist Unknown.”
Prompt: Document something you don’t understand.
I may have found art in the garage, but it remains a place of utter confusion for me. Engines, tools, and mechanical things will forever be an enigma in my mind.
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To see all the details of the photography challenge, go here.
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