Over the past couple of months, I believe most of us could have related to the feeling of pure boredom, at least for a bit. British photographer Dawn Parsonage managed to capture boredom in her photos. In her project, Boring People, Dawn captured the pure essence of this emotion in a series of interesting, and often hilarious portraits. We chatted with Dawn about her project, the idea and the process behind it, and how she managed to make her subject sink into boredom for the sake of a photo.
Why the most boring days are the most important for your photography
There are days when you just don’t feel like it’s worth picking up a camera and going out to shoot. It’s cloudy, dull and grey. Nothing is happening. Well, these boring days could actually be the most important for you as a photographer. In this great video, Adrian of aows will elaborate on that and convince you to just go out and shoot.
How to take interesting photos in your “boring” hometown
If you’ve spent most of your life living in the same town, you may find it boring to photograph. You enjoy taking photos of the new places you visit, but your good ol’ hometown simply isn’t interesting enough. But is it really the case? In this video, Wahid Fayumzadah will show you how to take interesting photos in your “boring” hometown. He goes around Westervoort in the Netherlands, exploring this small town and turning all its uninteresting spots into interesting photos.
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