Cochrane-based photographer Olivier Du Tré sent in this little story about how he made the photos below of an everyday light fixture:
I loved your recent post because I – as well – believe that training your eye can start at home. Take these 10 images for example. This is something that ‘just happened’. I was waiting for a client to show up (I was on time, he wasn’t) when I noticed this light. I was looking at it for a bit and started wondering how I could do something with it. I started thinking about exposure and overal look of the images but I was too lazy to take the camera out (this was going to be a long day, no need to burn up the creative juices THAT quickly). I went back and forth in my head for a bit (am I going to or not) and finally decided to photograph this light. I made a little mini series about this one simple (yet beautiful) light fixture. At first my photographs were timid. They were distant. Almost like I was afraid to approach the light. After a few photographs I dug deeper. And you see my progression in understanding this subject through the compositions I made.