Photography is all about finding beauty in the common, ordinary, and mundane.
There is beauty all around you — it’s your duty to uncover it.
For example, if you have a hard time finding inspiration to shoot,
Photograph really ordinary stuff, and make it look beautiful and extraordinary.
The sucker mistake we make is thinking that we can only make good photos when we travel to exotic places.
But the secret to becoming a great photographer, and to be happy, fulfilled, and productive your entire life:
With your camera, uncover the beauty in the ordinary and mundane.
For example, Edward Weston was a genius, because he was able to find beauty in the human form through photographing the ordinary – like photographing peppers.
The genius of Rene Magritte is because he was able to help us visualize and imagine the ordinary — and make it surreal, and extraordinary.
Even for street photography, the reason I love it is because I have the opportunity to capture beauty in life, by photographing ordinary, mundane, everyday life.
Street photographers find the beauty in the Mundane, or the beauty of everyday life.
If anything, we shouldn’t call ourselves “street photographers”, but “everyday photographers.”
What is an “everyday photographer”?
An everyday photographer treats everyday life as sacred, beautiful, and exciting. We photograph our “boring” everyday lives, and find joy in it.
We photograph our food. Selfies of ourselves. We photograph shadows, common objects around the house. We photograph textures, nice light, nice colors — we photograph anything and everything, without discrimination.
What do you find beautiful?
So friend, let us continue to find beauty in the Mundane by putting on this new title as “everyday photographers”. The more beauty we find in everyday living, the more joy, meaning, purpose, and freedom we can feel in life.
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