Look at the world a little differently


Image by Michael Huges

Photographer Michael Hughes has an amazing portfolio on Flickr of pictures of landmarks. But instead of photographing the actual landmark, he instead photographs a postcard or souvenir of the landmark which makes for some wonderful, interesting and creative photos.

I love this idea for so many reasons but mainly because it creates an experience around the photo. Taking the time to think about what you’re photographing, bringing props, probably having a giggle or two over it, well, that makes the experience that more personal. So many times when I travel I see people just taking random photos that have no connection to them and these photos do not turn out. They are of no interest to the viewer, either.

Being present when taking a picture or looking at the world a little differently changes everything for everyone.

alex at hygge house

Online since 1995, Alex has been creating web sites to help people do and connect offline. She believes in living well, living simply and coffee as a verb. She immigrated to America in 1999 and currently resides in a very hygge 1925 Hunting Lodge in California’s Santa Monica Mountains.

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1 Comment

  1. November 11, 2006 / 4:14 AM

    “If you are capable of living deeply one moment of your life, you can learn to live the same way all the other moments of your life.”
    ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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