Bringing photography to be recognized as an art form was a difficult push in the early 20th century. Alfred Steiglitz, Edward Weston and Paul Strand were some of the main photographers pushing the limits of the materials of the day. Today’s quote come from Strand and is a gentle reminder to keep our eyes open for photographic opportunities all the time, no matter where we may be.
“The artists world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” – Paul Strand
Doesn’t it always seem that when we travel to a new location photographic opportunities seem to be everywhere? I believe when we move out of our normal everyday space our vision is freshened. The blinders we wear everyday because we have seen our neighborhood so often are firmly in place. Have you ever had another photographer shoot with you in your place and be surprised by what they capture?? I know I have. And it’s the same when I go into another photographer’s area. He or she often goes, “I never would have thought of shooting it that way.”
Work your home space. See it as if for the first time. Good shooting!