A Challenge


            Do you see Felix?

In my post Seeing Beyond earlier this week I made a point of training our eyes to see beyond the obvious. In a way to unlearn the usual way of perceiving the world around us. If we do so a completely new world will open up for us – and when talking about photography, a completely new and exciting array of image will come out of it as a result.

If you are up for it, I would like to challenge you. Go out there and photograph and create photos where the subject is not what is seems to be. Make a photo where the viewer will see something different and surprising, where a rock has turned into an animal, where the fur of a cat has turned into a forest, where spilled milk looks like a river running through a landscape, or… The point is to surprise and make us see beyond the obvious.

If you are up for the challenge, and whenever you have a photograph with a different perspective on the world, please post a link to the photo beneath. After a couple of weeks, I will compile the results and showcase the photos in a post here on this blog.

Are you ready to give it a try?


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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74 Responses to A Challenge

  1. Mary says:

    Yes! Sounds like fun. I will be on the look out.

  2. Uhh, this is not easy!

  3. Wie gehts? It is kind of cool whether one has a camera or not to see differently.

  4. YellowCable says:

    Very good idea… hmm.

  5. Patrizia M. says:

    Ok ci provo, spero di riuscire!
    Saluti, Pat

  6. Debra says:

    I would actually love to give it a try. I will be alert. 🙂

  7. Yes, I see Felix, and I’m sure i can do this challenge, Otto. Watch this space. 🙂

  8. Felix the Cat is a tree hugger!

  9. shoreacres says:

    I don’t know who Felix is, but I do see Batman! I think I’ll give it a whirl. I can’t guarantee I’ll find something, but the looking is part of the fun.

  10. Elaine- says:

    um i see felix, but not willing to go out looking for my own felix lol

  11. I love what you do with words. It is amazing how you shape your emotions and expressions into words.
    I’d be glad if you could visit and review my blog too. Thanks xx

  12. monica amberger says:

    Mycket intressant och spännande Otto, vill så klart delta bara nu länkandet fungerar.

  13. Chillbrook says:

    I will do my best Otto! It sounds like fun and quite challenging!

  14. I’m not a very talented photographer, but your insight into seeing the world in different ways has really inspired me in my writing. Finding new ways to approach and rethink a subject is the best part of art!

  15. panoe says:

    Do you have an email address i can send a pic to? That’s the best way atm for me

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  17. leecleland says:

    Love this challenge and happened to have this one from this year – hopefully I’ve got the link right if not I might try the email address. Let me know Otto https://beyondpurgatory.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=5631

  18. leecleland says:

    Oh meant to say I saw another one today but haven’t downloaded it yet, will pop it on for good measure.

  19. Ptck says:

    Thank you for your comments and passages during my vacation
    A nice idea for this challenge here !!!
    And on my side, I ask / Why you shooting?
    See you soon to see results

  20. That’s Felix alright! One of favorite cats. The forest looks welcoming.

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  22. Lasse says:

    Thats a fun challenge !!

  23. Susan says:

    This is rather simplistic but I’ll keep working on it. http://lichtyears.com/2015/08/21/happy-weekend/

  24. Will await the complication–it’s a great exercise in seeing.

  25. shoreacres says:

    Here you are. A little bit of specialness from my part of the world!

  26. Heartafire says:

    A fabulous photo and exciting challenge, I will be on the look-out as well.

  27. Hi Otto, a great challenge to work with but unfortunately no time to go out and create a new photo. So this this is an old one from the archive but it may be something fitting this theme

    France, Dinan – July 1996

    I am not sure if html script works here, so i post the link as well.


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  29. Monica says:

    Så gøy, Otto! Ser det er et par nyere poster enn dette, men de må jeg lese ordentlig i morgen… henger meg på med et mobilbilde jeg tok på vei til jobb her om dagen 🙂
    Monica 🙂

  30. themofman says:

    At first, I saw a big bat clinging to a tree.

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