This is from my handmade book called “Poems from Home: a collection of Illustrated Haiku”. A collection I wrote and drew, a few years ago.
I often find the look of everyday things: pegs, dishes on the kitchen sink, a pile of washing – their colours and shapes; are very appealing. As a mum of four boys (young men now) that’s just as well, as over the years , I’ve seen a lot of these things – everyday!
Whatever the subject matter, it’s the way you compose the visual information and present it in your picture space, that makes it interesting and attractive. And sometimes a swish of words – a title, a haiku; can add the final polish.
In a photo by Ompong, in a recent post on his blog Photo ni Ompong (the link takes you to this particular post) he has also focused on pegs, as well as clothes hangers, for the subject matter. He manages to make them look quite lovely.
Ompong often creates amazing photo compositions from what he sees in his everyday life. As well as, beautiful well composed photos of the natural world, especially sunsets. He shows great skill in the way he crops and arranges the visual elements of his photos; and I love how he uses post titles to cleverly compliment them. These usually have a touch of humour, which is also often evident in his posts.
Perhaps, next time you spy a pile of washing or a stack of dishes, you may well see a touch of beauty, that asks to star in your next drawing, painting or poem. 🙂