Endless Frame Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal – “Post No Bills”

Captured in the street, the image is brought home, re-imagined and adorned to become something new. Renewal

Unassuming, uneventful, and inconspicuous; this is a piece I displayed at Pow Wow in Seoul, S. Korea last month titled “Post No Bills.” PNB aims to reveal art in its most mundane. A simple discarded object, in this case a weathered and worn message board, empty and stripped of its purpose, heavy in the evening shadow becomes art. Captured in the street, the image is brought home, re-imagined and adorned to become something new. Renewal

I was out shooting some street photography, and (as always) I end up taking an inordinate amount of photos. I liked the way the light and shadows fell upon this old and weathered billboard, and was hoping to achieve something with the strong lines when I was editing it in post. It was mostly a lucky crop, that led me to this image, which I felt strong resembled a snowcapped mountain peak. That likeness became much more apparent once I inverted the colors as, as did the various scrawlings in both Korean and the much older Chinese Hanja, I also thought the transformation of the rusty nail heads to tiny white flecks of snow really helped to add to the re-imagined piece. The series is titled “Post No Bills”

Camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55mm lens

 

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