The rusty side of a dumpster stopped me in my tracks on 43rd St. Scratched metal, splashes of color, and layers of texture all came together to form a magnificent scene reminiscent of an abstract oil painting. The most obvious reference is to painter Jackson Pollock who is most known for his expressionist pieces that defied traditional methods. It was Pollock who said:
"It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put
on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of
at a statement."
This concept is partially true with photography as well. The technical details are essential to produce consistent results, but they are only a small portion of the equation. The remainder is determined through your unique vision and the way you view the world. Is a dumpster just an unpleasant smelling object that holds trash, or can it be something beautiful?