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Letters

Embarking on a photographic journey to find letters hidden within random objects is an exciting and creative project that invites you to view the world through a unique lens. This project, often referred to as Alphabet Photography or Found Letter Photography involves searching for naturally occurring shapes that resemble letters of the alphabet in everyday scenes and objects. The beauty of this endeavour lies in its blend of creativity, observation, and the challenge of perceiving familiar forms in unexpected places.

To start, take a stroll through your surroundings with a camera in hand, whether it's a bustling cityscape, a serene park, or even the comfort of your own home. As you explore, train your eyes to notice the shapes and patterns around you. A tree branch might curve just right to form a perfect Y or a wrought iron gate might reveal an elegant S The peeling paint on a weathered wall could suggest the contours of a B while the framework of a window might offer a crisp H.

This project is not just about finding letters, but about capturing them in an aesthetically pleasing and intriguing way. Pay attention to lighting, angles, and composition to create images that are both artistic and clear in their representation of each letter. Experiment with macro photography to highlight small details, or use wide-angle shots to incorporate letters into broader scenes.

Each photograph you take becomes a piece of a larger puzzle. As you collect these visual letters, consider arranging them to spell out words or phrases that hold personal significance or tell a story. This adds another layer of creativity and meaning to your project.

The process of finding letters in random objects will hone your observational skills and encourage you to appreciate the hidden beauty in the mundane. It's a project that challenges your perspective and invites you to discover the alphabet in the world around you, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

In the sliding gallery you can see some of my shots taken in a variety of locations.

Letters in Places
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