The shortest grammatically correct sentence in English is “Go.” Ironically, for me the photographic equivalent is a closed door. I mean, sure, they’re basic stuff to practice compositions and they’re everywhere, but still I think there’s more to it and I can’t figure out why they catch my eye. Let’s face it – it’s such a simple and definitive statement for architecture to make. So generic and unequivocal – I wonder why I’m so drawn to photographing them? I mean, how many ways can a door state the fact that it is closed? When you think about it, there must be billions of doors in the world that are closed right now. Billions! But I still catch myself coming across a closed door and thinking “Oh, cool! A door that is closed… I should take a picture of that…” (?!)
Maybe there’s some kind of subtle challenge happening there, whereby the closed door implies is could be, might be… opened? I suppose it appeals to a contrary spirit in me.
Go on. Try me.