I was filling the car up with gas after work and noticed a box by the gas pump. It’s not the typical trash you see – usually there are soda cans or food wrappers but not a box of tomatoes. I liked the contrast of colors against the pavement and thought I might as well take a photo (or two.. or three) while I wait for the tank to fill up. This also begins a new category I call, “Rubbish as Art.”
Here are the results of the Rubbish as Art series:
A couple years ago I was in a taxi with an associate. As we were riding along I noticed an interesting bike with tall handle bars. I pulled out my camera and she immediately blurted out with a scrunched up face, “why are you taking photos?”
The same could be said of a cardboard box that once held tomatoes.
The answer remains the same then and now. I like it!
Take photos of what interests you. Do it for yourself. Others might not understand, see what you see or appreciate it—and that’s ok. You will have gained experience and an interesting portfolio of photos and adventures.
Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date: November 14, 2013