Juxtaposition. Big word. Big time drama.

I love opposites. Playing on the difference between two things and placing them in close proximity to each other will always add more drama to your photographs.

Life is just more interesting with a little bit of visual tension. A triangular shape versus a round shape. A flat color interrupted by a vivid splash. Light versus dark. Good versus evil. A real object versus a flat painting.

Big versus small. Crisp versus soft. Curve versus straight. The list goes on and on. Just take a gander at some iconic photographs… no… not mine… I said iconic….and more often than not… the juxtaposition of two somethings will be playing a starring role! Go ahead… I will wait.
OK… now onto several photographs I took yesterday. In each there is something playing off against something else. And that my friend is where the interest lies. Juxtaposition.


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Each has a little drama going on. In addition… each displays a little understanding of a very important previous “lesson” and that is… when you are composing your photographs… see shapes… not objects. Then pit them against each other! You can thank me later when someone says…”Did you shoot that?” And you can proudly say…” Yes, I shot that!”