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.