This week I wanted to follow up a little on last weeks blog, Why I Do What I Do. Last week I discussed how I got started, what led me to photography, and why I do it. This week, I’ll discuss 1 personal project that I’ve been working on for years.
Doors is a project that I’ve been quietly working on in the background for many years, probably over 6 or 7 years now. This is a project where I’ve been accumulating symmetrical deadpan photos of random doors from all over the country. These door photographs range from dilapidated abandoned home doors, to elaborately ornate church doors and everything in between. There are commercial building doors, multi-million dollar mansion doors, interior doors, garages, historic American buildings, decorative gate doors and many more. Pretty much any door that catches my eye with a splash of color or intricacy I add to the project.
In this body of work, I’d have to say that so far I’ve captured close to 1000 differing doors from all over the country. There are doors from a variety of different states. Washington, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Florida are just some of the 25 or so states that I’ve snapped
door photos from. A lot of these doors are also adorned with different holiday decorations and almost every holiday season is represented in this project too.
Once I decide I’ve got enough photos, the goal is to layer and laminate a large door sized color corrected archival print onto a real door for exhibition display. Each door image will be wallet sized on the print and they will cover both sides of the exhibit door. I’m not sure when this will be complete, but I’m sure I’ll be posting more about the exhibit once its accepted into a show. Have a look below at just a few of the doors for this project. I especially like the 3rd one below, the beer cap door from New Orleans!
As always comments, questions, suggestions, and critiques are encouraged!