After a three day hiatus, today I was finally able to try my hand at another Daily Shoot assignment. Because I’m planning to learn about photography for my semester-long project, I’ll use this opportunity to start blogging about the process that brought me to my photo entry for the day.
I completely drew a blank after reading today’s prompt. I wasn’t sure how to “remove” things from a photograph without simply photographing an isolated object against a plain background. As I was thinking about it, I realized a photograph is (among other things) a combination of layers–foreground, background, colour, etc., and decided to take this approach when striving for “simplicity” in my photograph. When I saw the black and white DI faucet in Jepson (Friday’s are “DIdays” because I work at a lab sink all afternoon), I decided to test out my idea to remove the colour “layer” from my picture. Photographing an object with a more nondescript background would’ve simplified the image even more (and probably fulfilled the assignment better), but I kind of like how the white DI label contrasts its black spigot background.
Also, my late (but not forgotten!) entry from Wednesday’s ouch! prompt:
This image was inspired by many years of running around and stepping on these miserable little things!