As photographers we often photograph things that others created. Be it a bridge, building or statue just to name a few. The designer of the item in question may or may not have had a creative motivation or inspiration. A sculptor would most definitely qualify as an artist, but perhaps a bridge designer might be motivated more by structural demands than creative ones. As photographers we have a choice, we can take a documentary photograph or one that is motivated by our artistic vision.
This past weekend I was doing a little exploration and came across this graffiti. I took a few straight shots, but after that I decided to do an in camera multiple exposure refocusing on the teeth between each shot as I zoomed in. In my opinion, this allows me to capture my interpretation of this art work rather than just reproducing someone else’s on a different medium.