Last year I ran into a blog post on photochallenge.org that changed my whole notion of what is beautiful. While I can't find the specific post to link up to, the general idea was to challenge photographers to take photographs of entropy. What is entropy? For this particular assignment it means to look for decay, rust, decomposing, or anything that is heading toward a state of disrepair. It is the natural process of things wearing out. Some artists and photographers refer to this as "Ugly Beautiful".
It sure makes for some fun photography! I've posted these pictures before on my blog back in April of 2008, but I thought you might enjoy seeing a layout I created with them.
Posted on The Daily Digi today for the sponsor spotlight on Yin Designs
Template from Yin Designs from The Digi Files 8
Paper from Jen Wilson Designs (seasonal scraps line)
Tags & Staples from Cheeky Monkey (Pixel Canvas)
Curled Journal papers from Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals)
Font is Hootie
Quote by Joe McNally - “Why is it that photographers look at a place most people would figure to be a likely setting for a crime and go, ‘Cool!’?”