Best of Photo Challenge: Pretty Ugly

Posted by Darlene Bouchard — 23 Mar 2010

As photographers we’re are obsessed with everything in the world visually. So we know better than anyone that the things that many consider to be just plain ‘ugly’ are actually quite beautiful when you look at it the right way.

For this photo challenge we asked you to take a deeper look at the things people have thrown nasty labels on and written off as hideous. Your submissions proved the ol’ cliche is true: beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. So thank your lucky stars that you’re a photographer and can see the abundance beauty in this world that many overlook.

Here are some of our favorite photos entered in Photo Challenge: Pretty Ugly:


Alive in Your Basement by Andy Buscemi


mackiec.rubyredl by Christian Mackie


No Sleeping Cat by Ben Mille


Evil, Ugly Fella by Richard Seah


The Naked Truth by Carla Broekhuizen


Stones by Jim Carroll


Pretty Ugly by Sarah Hawkins


Pins by Suzie Jay


Wasteland by Carlo Ceasar Rama


Dried Fish by Holly DeGarmo

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