I remember when I got my first SLR camera. I remember it for plenty of reasons, one being that as a reminder I have a folder full of photos that I took in the first few weeks. I think a lot of people will have the same story…you’ve got this new camera and you can suddenly control things like depth of field. Seemingly normal and random objects around the house instantly hold much more interest than ever before as you capture them with renewed vision. We have some table lamps with lampshades edged in hanging beads, and I remember they kept me occupied for quite some time. Flowers too- they also became an object of fascination. Today I found myself thinking about that time when I went to fetch my (what’s becoming a daily) apple from the kitchen, and I had the idea to take a photo of it. I took a few photos of it, but this one below is my favourite. Doing this has reminded me about the enjoyment that you can have from photographing simple things. Photographing simple things forces you to really analyse the way you’re taking the photo: where the light is in relation to the subject, composition, depth of field…because there’s nowhere to hide. I think every so often I’m going to make a point of going back to these roots.