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The Door to Success

Bonvilston > Bonvilston Blog > The Door to Success
17/02/2013 - 7:20 PM

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"Doors". Not the most obviously stimulating topic for photography. Sometimes, though the topics that seem mundane are the ones that push you a little. In order to make the mundane something meaningful the photographer has to try harder to make an image that is memorable.

Well, "doors" was the topic for last week's Project 52 Challenge. I was less than optimistic about getting some interesting shots. I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time travelling around seeking out "interesting" doors. It would need some imagination. I decided on two different approaches. Firstly I tried the metaphorical approach - the door as a way into somewhere, a way into heaven.

I had other ideas, but this one worked the best I think.

The other approach i went for was irony. Barry Island, once the top seaside resort in South Wales has a large welcoming gateway at the entrance to the pleasure park. The Pleasure park is actually closed down now, but the door is still there. I used this as the backdrop for a collection of other doors along the seafront - all closed, locked, shuttered and far from welcoming. This was a warm sunny Sunday in the half term holiday.

As they say in South Wales "Welcome to Barry island"


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