It has been said “Travel opens doors to our minds and hearts.” I don’t get to open them but, when traveling, doors and windows often become the subject of my camera. Certainly, there are plenty of images for a “Doors of the World” coffee table book or two already in my portfolio.
Some doors are recognizable such as the U.S. Supreme Court’s or 10 Downing Street. The doors of an ancient Himalaya Mountain village or a side alley in Marrakesh are my preference. Weathered and neglected, many seem older than the buildings that they open into. They have true character, their own personalities if that is possible. When traveling I have often wandered narrow alleys before the hustle of the morning begins.
Take note of the doors around you and find some interesting subjects that you have never noticed. Send me a picture, I would be interested in what you see.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.