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…” (?!)

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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.


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