Objet Trouvé...on a street in Cairo

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© Roy M. Gunnels
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I saw this fresh wash hanging out to dry down a narrow street in an ancient section of Cairo, and it struck me as "objet trouvé", or "found art". One of the precepts of Objet Trouvé is the artists "designation of it as 'art", as I have done, as a photographer. I thought it could have been an art installation in any fine gallery, muted colors, the 'picture' the clothes make hanging randomly, the facade of the building...Roy

34 responses


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Excellent! Beauty is everywhere.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Art is everywhere if you keep your eyes open. Love the tones and textures.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (21 Feb 2012):

    Love the lighting and texture. Nice composition.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    At first glance, I just knew that this would be Italy! Well done, as usual.

  • Marios Vouros

    Marios Vouros gave props (21 Feb 2012):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (21 Feb 2012):

    Nice still life.

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful, Matt! I love the tones you chose to present this shot.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Art is where you find it. Great muted tones and textures!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Excellent shot!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    I love the textured wall behind the fresh wash which reminds me of a canvas backdrop..Excellent image!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    I agree with your analysis! Also, how unusual that there is only one window in that large wall. Suggests several possibilities . . .

  • Captain Photo

    Captain Photo said (22 Feb 2012):

    This is a truly lovely body of work ! Congratulations!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    All of the above Roy!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    Love the composition

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    Objet trouve certainement. Your presentation of this makes it all-the-more. Appreciate the lesson in photography classification as well!

  • Mark Orr

    Mark Orr gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    Making the ordinary 'extraordinary'! Great!!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    Ottima, bella composizione.

  • Laura Lizzet

    Laura Lizzet gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    Oh WOW!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    An excellent shot, title and comment!!!

  • Ana Molly

    Ana Molly gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    Amazing Shot!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    So well seen....so well "found." A striking image and art for sure....Very fine!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    love this'''1

  • Stefania Mela

    Stefania Mela said (26 Feb 2012):


  • elle

    elle gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    really lovely

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (in a most critically acclaimed way).

  • Tanya Mattek

    Tanya Mattek gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    love it.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (28 Feb 2012):


  • J

    J gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    C'est magnifique!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    I love how natural the beauty of this image really is.. a truly delightful find, and capture..

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag said (4 Mar 2012):

    windows & doors always attract my attention...& this one has got a story!!

  • Lauren Gonzales

    Lauren Gonzales gave props (11 Mar 2012):

    Great composition!

  • Agnieszka Sulikowska

    Agnieszka Sulikowska gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    excellent capture!

  • Chelsea Yarger

    Chelsea Yarger gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    you do beautiful work. love the colors and textures. great eye!

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (30 Apr 2012):

    this is amazing!!! great eye!

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