Selecting one image for each day can be hard. Take this morning for example, I was up before dawn and took a wander down Church Avenue, Beckenham Green, Rectory Road and The Drive. Here are three of the photos I took.
Each photo is very different to the other. The first image offers very little narrative but yet it pleases greatly. Its horizontal and vertical lines, blocks and shapes stand out amongst the light, shade and colours. So it’s for that reason the first image is my shot for today.
The second image is much more expressive: the panoramic crop and monochrome treatment clearly signal that this is a constructed image.
The last photo offers nether a strong graphic or expressive form. Rather it is a sort of realist presentation of what was present. Here the image is more narrative and realist with for example, the old mile marker in the foreground the and road works taking up much of the vista. Yet the photo does little to please me because of its lack of graphic structure.
Of course each image isn’t wholly expressive, realist or graphic – each holds elements of all those things. But I do find myself drawn to the graphic nowadays.
What types of photo do you prefer to create?