Unique AND Universal: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo challenge is to express the concept, “Unique”.   I was struck by the thought that many of the images below, of people engaged in what must have felt like unique situations, at the same time express universal themes: play and self-expression, love, work, journeys, death.

A toddler throws pebbles into a lake, fascinated by each splash and  ripple, his own creation. Standing on tiptoes to kiss a statue, a young woman expresses the unique possibilities of love.  A man belts out tunes on a  piano, singing his own song, for love and money.

In pouring rain on a warm summer evening another man’s handstand expresses the sheer joy in shared experience.  A neighborhood eccentric leans across his porch to tell you a personal, intricate story about his house.  What unique stories the contents of a Marine’s rucksack, fresh from an Afghanistan deployment, must hold. And finally, graves in a rural cemetery bear flower and pottery offerings – visitors’  unique, yet universal expressions of honor and commitment.

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More images expressing the idea of “unique” are here:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/photo-challenge-unique/


21 comments

  1. Love your choice of images…especially the last one – very atmospheric, as though even the photo itself is begining to decay…and the one of the handstand in the rain – just made me smile 🙂

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  4. A super compilation – each with its own story. I’m pleased to see the return of the pianist and would love the sculpture to become a mime statue! The handstand picture is a wonderful capture. Well done!

    • Thank you Louis – the sculpture is part of an installation of a large group of then, sitting and standing. it was fun to see people interact or ignore them. Right place right time for the handstand, that’s for sure!

    • Well, they’re not hiding! Got to have that camera handy though, and then I’ve got to be quick enough, sometimes brave enough, to shoot. I think there are going to be more & more privacy issues though – I probably should have gotten releases from everyone but so far I rely on good will.

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