Saturday, March 24, 2007
Making ugliness attractive
Worn tires, each one the result of thousands of miles of travel on our roads, lie in an ever growing mountain of waste.
The challenge here was to make an attractive image from an ugly subject. As photographers we have to look for the beauty in everything, even ugliness and human misery. Paradoxically the first challenge of the photographer is to make the image attractive for the viewer to look at, no matter what it contains.
An image that no one wants to look at will fail to communicate.