Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Journey: Packing Boxes

Packing Boxes

These packing boxes were stacked outside a flower shop at Wiesbaden railway station.

The combination of straight lines nd circles together with the minimal colour set attracted me to it.


Blogger Rock Kauser said...

The mundane to art... very cool.

I'm sitting here looking at your photographs and Bren, my wife, is sitting at the PC beside me and 1) she likes your photographs; 2) she just told me that she is amazed that other photographers take wierd, stupid, bizarre pictures like I do.

We are just poor misunderstood people... it's a good thing that she does not see our really wierd stuff.



15/6/05 03:39  
Blogger ian said...

Wives are always right - at least that is Judi's propoganda.

Interestingly Judi has similar skepticism about the kind of stuff I am posting this week - she is more than happy with the pretty stuff or family record shots since I am usually technically competent with a camera.

I did warn everybody on Sunday that this week would be a different style - as you say, wait until I am brave enough to post my really wacky stuff!

Say hi to Bren :-)

15/6/05 04:09  
Blogger ian said...


Did you take your wife over to Lara's site yet?

It would be nice for Bren to know it is not just men who are wierd!!!

Hi Lara:-)))

15/6/05 04:18  
Blogger KMJ said...

Ahhh, wonderful. Just like you said, I love the line and circles. :) I am really enjoying this series.

15/6/05 04:53  
Blogger August95 said...

I love this picture. Finding the art in something is wonderful. Looking for the big picture on the small scale is always fun.

15/6/05 06:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each photographer has his own kind of expressing itself your style pleases me.

Greets Holger

15/6/05 11:15  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

wow, this is really cool. love the browns and creams and the sunlight on a small part of the boxes. the circles add interest to the picture.

15/6/05 11:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just the sort of thing you see in a painting by some avant-garde sort which fetches millions. So when is the auction? ;-)

15/6/05 14:15  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Great minimalist shot Ian! I love it! You are the king for this design style. You see all!
Great, great great!

15/6/05 14:50  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...


Yes, Bren looked at Lara's work last night (and the work of several other talented photographers) and I think she is amazed that people take pictures of what she considers to be jsut "stuff". Her idea of an appropriate subject is a well known landmark, a record shot of an event or a known person. She just doesn't understand why I have taken several hundred thousand images of "stuff".

At least since she became interested in what I was looking at last night she knows that I'm not the only one who shoots the type of things we all find so fascinating. She still doesn’t understand it, but from her comments last night it was pretty obvious that she liked a great deal of what she saw.

Now if I can only get her to like some of my work besides family portraits and vacation shots!



15/6/05 14:56  
Blogger BorisEarTh said...

Hi Ian, I like the shot. It catches the eye... At first I thought it was a picture of somebody's record collection put out in the trash in the age of ipods ... then I cleaned my glasses and read the description. Thx 4 ur intelligent comments on my photoblog. Cheers!

15/6/05 14:59  
Blogger Potpourri said...

This has a calming effect on me. I dont know how ??!! Maybe the earthy colours do it.. Nice one Ian.

I agree with Judi on how wives are always right..will show this comments section to my would be helpful as we both are only one year olds with regard to matrimony :)

15/6/05 15:37  
Blogger Nish said...

Nice colour here! and the lines and circles really give a nice effect!

15/6/05 17:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the pattern of circle and square shapes of the box. they contrast with the vertical line of the folders inside. ..nice shot . (by the way the sculpture in my last post is not headless.....the angle make it look no head(kinda scary)'s a worldwar II memorial for the polish office who got killed during the war in 1939.

15/6/05 18:37  
Blogger cube said...

this is a great idea. lovely done.

15/6/05 19:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Ian! Who are you calling weird? Heh...yeah, okay, I guess my vast number of bathroom shots are more than enough to qualify me... :)

This shot is awesome, by the way! So much lovely geometry, but with just enough messiness to make it appealing (if that makes sense). I love all the different shades of gold and brown...

15/6/05 19:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great combination of shapes. Nice framing too.

15/6/05 19:49  
Blogger Srikanth said...

nice shot, lot of patterns in a single image. looks like a kids tutorial for shapes :)

15/6/05 20:14  
Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

It's great when the every-day-common becomes high art. I think we're all fascinated to some extent with the beauty that is often overlooked around us, whether it be small common items or glorious landscapes.

15/6/05 22:42  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

Hi, Ian. Found you through Lara's blog,so I thought I'd take a look! Nice work you have here! In my own photography, I'm trying to really look at what surrounds me. Everyday things can hold such beauty. I took a photo of a lipstick display the other day; the curviture of the arrangement and the spectrum of colors just screamed, "take my picture!" I may or may not post it-- it came out much too blurry for my taste, but we'll see. :)

15/6/05 22:54  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and the time some of you took to write here.

Fred - Thanks for crowning e king - I actually think your portfolio of minimalism is the peak.

Special thanks to Bren :-)

potpourri - did you notice I caled it propoganda! ;-)

Lara - you are not wierd - far from it, just that some might consider yout photgraphs so! I love them as you know :-))

jen - welcom to the wierd world of blogging!!

16/6/05 09:37  
Blogger Metallyptica said...

It's a cool shot... in fact... :)

16/6/05 10:00  
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16/6/05 17:31  
Blogger Unknown said...

great eye for detail, awesome shot

16/6/05 17:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this unusual combination. Lovely photo.

20/6/05 20:49  

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