Juxtaposition is the theme of the weekly photo challenge on WordPress. Given how much I enjoy the buzz of finding weird and wacky comparisons and contrasts, I was surprised to find so few in my digital photo archive.
I was struck by a couple of strong juxtapositions during a recent trip to Sydney, where large plastic installations had been placed next to some larger city landmarks, recently blogged in “Sydney on a Thursday Evening“.
And there was a series of home-made juxtapositions to illustrate a short series on how creative insight bursts forth, culminating with this image to represent the unexpected.
But for the Australia Day long weekend, which ends today, perhaps this from a trip to Perth a few years ago. The tall ship (name unknown) is apparently privately owned and was moored beyond our reach, behind a fence topped with razor wire.
Juxtapositions are a delight when they pop up unexpectedly. They are also worth pursuing. I was re-watching Tod Sampson’s Redesign My Brain on the weekend and was reminded that our brains benefit from finding connections between initially unrelated items.
Time to actively push some boundaries.