The Photo Game: Unique Angles

The Photo Game: Unique Angles
a gust of wind blew this waste bin over, leaving it canted at this "unique angle"


I joined Kenneth Wajda and a small group of photographers in a weekly photo game a while ago. Kenneth wrote a prompt each week and tasked us with creating a photograph that met the prompt. Unfortunately, Kenneth's photo game is taking a break.

Since I'm not prepared to give up the game, my wife has graciously agreed to provide me with a surprise prompt each week so that I can continue.

The rules are still the same:

  • All submissions must be scans of film, no photos from digital cameras
  • Images must be captured, processed, and submitted by 8 AM each Saturday
  • Miss a week, and you're out

My goal in playing is simple. Get out and shoot film.

This Week

I struggled to come up with ideas for this week's prompt. I envisioned photos of modern architecture like the Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum. I wasted time trying to think of subjects with unique angles.

Instead, I took an upside-down picture of my rear end. It is a unique angle of an ordinary subject rather than a ordinary view of an angular subject.


I captured this photo on Ilford HP5+ using a Canonet G-III QL17.

Other Photos from the Roll!


photo credit to my talented wife, who made this photograph