Wash World - Doug Johnson

My last POTW explored one way to create an interesting photograph -- find an interesting subject and take its picture! This approach may be the most obvious, but it certainly isn't the only one. Taking a different tack, with a little luck, inspiration and legwork one can also create a surprisingly interesting photograph from an inherently uninteresting subject.

One of my favorite strategies is to build an interesting storyline from a collection of seemingly "dull" subjects. By joining forces to create a fresh narrative, the individual images become more interesting in and of themselves. As the saying goes, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." (Note: I just looked this up and the quote is attributed to Aristotle!)

Case in point is a couple of recent additions to my "We Are the World" series. Although your mind doesn't typically scream "interesting" when passing car washes or cheese shops, don't be too hasty! In the context of this series, "Wash World" and "Cheese World" join the delightful family of quirky "world" shops and graduate from mundane to interesting!


Wash World

Cheese World

Cheese World
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