Monday, November 7, 2011

UnSeen Beauty

With a vague starting point as beauty starting my weekly photo shoot was difficult.  I started to run the most used cliche though my head. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  To add onto that I had to capture visually the "unseen".  

I came to an idea that the unseen is something that we pass over and ignore in our day to day rushed lives.  The patterns and shapes that make our life beautiful.  Now I know that to some a stairwell might not be the prettiest thing in the world. But in this image that is not what I see.  The repetition of the rails and the stark contrast from the support beams with the negative light coming through is what is beautiful to me.


  1. I don't get it... Do we have to find the beauty in the stairwell? or it's the stairwell the unseen beauty?

  2. I am saying that the beauty isn't necessarily just because it is a stairwell but the combination of shapes the stairwell makes.

  3. good thinking. Lots of people fail to see just simple pattern that things make that we see everyday and fail to see.

  4. Oh I see! I see! The (often) unseen shapes makes the beauty of the building... and though they, alone, are just structure, they (together) create a whole... and THAT's the beauty of it. :)


  5. You'll think stairs are "beauty" until the elevator brakes... then you'll see it as a necessary "evil".


  6. Janet, That is a great way of putting it. I think the separate parts themselves can be beautiful, but like I said earlier beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Thanks again to everyone who has added meaningful comments. This has been great.

  7. Funny that you should quote the cliche of beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I have been thinking about that for a week straight now.

    This is a beautiful photo. I love straight lines and patterns. With the different values that are portrayed this staircase seems never-ending.

    Thank you!