The Last Shall Be First

Subtitle: The last shall be first - or the mundane shall become interesting.

I was listening to a podcast of an interview with Austin Kleon, author of “Steal Like an Artist” and other books. He said that the photographs that we consider rejects - our most mundane photos - will be the ones that will be interesting in 50 years.

Take my flower photography, for example. These are the works that I spend the most time on. Yet in fifty years, those flowers will look the same (unless they become extinct). The mundane street scene I take, or the picture of the front of my house will be the photo that will have the most power to me in the future. The pictures of my now 12 year old Prius may become more substantial than my picture of a wild azalea.