That is a comment (sarcastically, I might add, LOL) my nephew made on one of my photos I took of a bench. He was with me when I took it and had asked “What are you taking a picture of?” and I said, “that bench.” The reply was followed by a funny look and rolled eyes. I get that a lot, LOL.
I have no clue where or when my fascination with benches came in. I’ve seen them in other photographs and thought they looked cool. Color, Black & White, Sepia. It doesn’t matter. It just seems like when I see one I have to take a picture of it. I almost always incorporate a bench into my portrait photography, if there is one to be found.
Benches, fences, gates, trees, stumps, etc. You will see a lot of them in my photography. I love trying to get the perfect composition of inanimate objects in a photo. However, it does not always work out that beautifully :) I have another photographer friend who just doesn’t see my inanimate object fascination, LOL.
Maybe it is that they look so lonely and it looks like they need company. I have always been the one to try and fix something or someone. And it has backfired on me a couple times. They speak to me somehow. I can’t explain it. Maybe they want me to sit and talk to them for a while, peacefully watching the day go by.
I may have to try it some time…….. :)