Once you catch the photography bug, you find yourself being drawn to certain themes, subjects, or scenes over and over again. Sometimes you don’t even realize you’ve got a series in the making until you scroll through your images (in that way we do) and the thread becomes visible.
I definitely have a passion for old things — antiques, crumbling houses, peeling paint. One of the unconscious threads that I’ve discovered in my photographs is the use of the wood on my deck as a backdrop for what I think of as my deck still-lifes.
Combining natural elements with the old wood makes me practically giddy.
Here on Cape Cod, where many of the houses are clad in weathered shingles, it’s not hard to find a spot to showcase the latest garden harvest or beach treasure. If you live in a place where weathered wood isn’t right outside your back door, there are LOTS of blog posts and Pinterest pages dedicated to distressing wood to use in your photo shoots.