a daily ritual

I was uncertain as to what I should photograph today, thinking too much about it, until I realized that I should photograph what is right in front of me. So, here's some photographs of my little apartment. 

I love the mixed lighting that's created in my tiny bathroom. I'm lucky enough to have a window in my shower that allows the natural light to peek in. Don't mind the quirky wall art! 
As for my little kitchen, I've always loved the look of it. Sure, it's small and there's barely any counter space with way too much cabinet space - most of what I cannot even reach - but it's adorable. 

Sure, these photographs could easily be looked over and not a thought put into either of them. These are spots that I live in on a daily basis. I'm not saying that they may not seem boring to you. But it's not really about that. It's about really looking at the space that I've created. I've always found something so interesting about viewing photographs of places that people have lived in. A kitchen with dishes piled up in the sink, a messy and unmade bed, cosmetics and things all over the bathroom sink. The idea of showing these places to other people creates such intimacy between the viewer, the photographer, and the place. 

Some shots from tonight:

A lot of what captures my eye is the way shadows move across buildings. There is something so simple about it but so beautiful that I'm guilty of it being one of my favorite things to photograph. Looking through these photographs, I'm reminded of Stephen Shore's work. A photographer who has a series called Uncommon Places, where the photographs come off as gestures into his everyday life. The places in his photographs seem to be every day spots, such as a parking lot or a night stand. It's in these compositions that stories are created. With him as an influence, I strive to make stories in my photographs from things that are passed by every day. 

All photos are shot with a Canon Eos Rebel T1i and an 18-55mm lens. Each are edited in Camera Raw, the easiest way to edit images straight off the camera.