With the advent of photobooks, which enable you to fill a page with just one photo or many, or to embellish a page with a small photo – perhaps a flower, or an architectural detail – I’ve started taking some series of photos. Other than flowers, which I always photograph, the subjects of these series differ depending on the location. In Italy I took several series over our three months there – there was of course the inevitable food series, and the compulsory aperitif/beer shots that developed naturally into a series, as I snapped shots on my phone for Fb. Other series were more deliberate; after seeing so many interesting chimneys, I decided to take a series of them, and the same happened with door knobs, mailboxes, water fountains, and – because it was Italy – vespas.
I also ended up with a series of the ubiquitous white delivery vans of Europe – simply because it seems that whenever there is the perfect square or scene you want to photograph, there will always be a ubiquitous white van in the way. My husband and I laughed every time we took a shot with the “ubiquitous white van” because the more we looked for them, the more we found – in the sunflower fields of the Molise, or in the middle of the Vatican, there was always a white van.
Do you do this? And if so, what do you photograph?