Tag: CommonPlace

Celebrating the CommonPlace

Museum photography can be tough; images of art and artifacts seem to end up being mere record-keeping, like a receipt of what was seen, rather than interesting photographs in their own right.

Last week we visited the British Museum in London. This museum contains the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, etc. but here is a commonplace image I took, which I rather like. I saw this at a cafe in the gallery portion of the museum and was struck by the presentation of the fruit.

The irony is of course travelling thousands of miles for an image I could likely have found in Toronto.