As you probably have guessed from my previous posts, I like photography and photographing all kinds of stuff that are interesting to me. But finding interesting stuff to photograph in the everyday life isn’t always that easy.
I am living in the city I grew up in and no matter how much I try to plan photographing locations, items, architecture or other things in this city I always hit a wall. There isn’t anything new for me to see in this city, no new places to explore, no new buildings to play around with, etc.
Planning the type of photography that I like in my own home town seems hopeless – until I stop trying to plan everything and rather just go out and find something interesting.
Even though I have seen most of what my hometown can offer, there is always something new to find if I just try to look for it. A new angle, a new building, different light which can change a scene totally. I guess I am so used to seeing this city so I tend to not notice the details that it has to offer.
Whenever I travel to a new place I always notice details to photograph – but I guess that’s kind of the point – when people are in a new environment they will always notice new things, details, buildings, cultures, etc. and explore the environment. For someone who is interested in architectural, street and landscape photography this is of course very inspiring.
But sometimes there can be hidden treasures in your backyard (so to speak) as well. The photograph in this post was taken last night when I was at a place I had been many, many times before. I had never thought of using this weird piece of architecture to frame a photograph before. And I am quite pleased with the results.