I’m taking a beginning black & white photography class at the local community college and our final project is due in about a month. The gist of the assignment is to print 10 photos that depict a specific subject, concept, or theme. I’m having difficulty coming up with a topic for this and I was hoping you Dopers could help me out.
I’ve thought of a few things, but when I start trying to scope out my approach to them, I come away thinking “Man, how boring would it be to view 10 photos of that!” For example, I’m really interested in the architectural “relics” of the 30s, 40s, and 50s that still exist in my area today. You know, stuff like old gas stations, motor courts, diners and drive-in restaurants. At first that sounded like a good topic, but as I drove around town looking for those things, I began to have second thoughts. Most of what I found was uninteresting architecturally and photographically.
So I ask you, Dopers, what would you find interesting enough to view 10 photographs of? What would be an intriguing subject or theme to explore photographically? I would love to hear suggestions, especially from those of you who have done a similar project.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
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