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Life In Focus: 15 Popular Photography Themes

Life In Focus: 15 Popular Photography Themes

There are many photography themes that you can easily incorporate into your interior design. The wonder of photographic art is that it captures the beauty of the world for you to enjoy at home each and every day. And with so many styles on offer, this form of art is a true crowd pleaser with something for every taste.

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, William Morris.

Are you keen to start focusing on what’s important in life? Join us as we explore some of the most popular photography themes.

1. Architectural photography

Architectural photography is not just for lovers of buildings, structures and towns, it’s also for those who adore abstractionism. Step outside the classic landscape as a whole new world¬†of awe opens up before your eyes.

Architeture Photography Themes

ABSTRACT: Take your style to the next level with ‘The Lighthouse Staircase’

2. Monochrome photography

Black and white photography can add a sophisticated feel to a room, no matter how basic or elaborate the furnishings are. Monochrome is a quintessentially classic style of art, making it a foolproof way to add a sense of story and mood to a space. Don’t be fooled by the lack of colour; monochrome photography can still pack a powerful punch.

Black and White Photography Themes

MOODY: Elevate a simple space with the dramatic monochrome ‘Old Pier Silhouette’.

3. Urban life photography

Vibrant photographic art depicting urban life is a wonderful way to create a sense of energy and dynamism. Whether the image is literal or surreal, there is something uniquely sassy about photography that pokes fun at everyday life and captures urbanites about their daily business.

Urban Photography Themes

SASSY: This playful depiction of urban life add a sense of fun to an otherwise neutral space.

4. Sunset photography

One of the most eternally popular photography themes, a glorious sunset is that magical pinnacle of nature. The epic beauty of a stunning sunset not only lights up the sky, it also offers a striking art piece that appeals to everyone.

Sunset and Sunrise Photography Themes

MAGICAL MOMENT: Make a statement with ‘Sunset Bridge’ and light up a room.

5. Waterfall photography

Transform a cold, lifeless space to something alive and ever-changing with waterfall photography, courtesy of mother nature and all her green goodness.

Water Photography Themes

GREEN GOODNESS: Give your living room a breath of fresh air with ‘Russell Falls Creek’.

6. Food photography

Inspire healthy eating and living by hanging fun, fresh artwork in your kitchen. Feast your eyes on all the delicious colours available thanks to food photography. Love your goodies? Then opt for delicious desserts instead, all completely guilt free!

Food Photography Themes

CHERRY RIPE: Add a pop of colour to your kitchen or dining room with a ‘Sour Cherry’ print.

7. Vintage photography

Many people assume that something vintage is either old-fashioned or past its prime, but there’s nothing stuffy about vintage photography. It simply takes the best from an era to remind us of a simpler time, when the small pleasures in life brought joy.

If you long to slow down, the timeless beauty of this photography theme could be the perfect addition to your decor.

Vintage Photography Themes

GOLDEN ERA: Embrace nostalgia with the classic elegance of ‘Magnifying Time’.

8. Travel photography

Whether it’s to inspire or to keep the memory alive, travel photography is a wonderful way to add finishing touches to your home that will satisfy your wanderlust. The world is filled with wonders and offers an endless variety of gorgeous vistas to brighten even the dullest of walls. And best of all? You can take a trip around our amazing planet without leaving the comfort of your sofa!

Travel Photography Themes

REMEMBER WHEN: satisfy your wanderlust with a colourful ‘Venice Cityscape’ print.

9. Reflective photography

Everyone loves marvelling at reflections and professional photographers have the skill to capture them for posterity. Using colours from nature to decorate your home will make you feel part of, rather than separate from, the world outside.

Photography Themes Reflections

MIRROR MIRROR: ‘Sunset Tree Silhouette’ adds interest to a contemporary interior.

10. Beach photography

One the most popular photography themes the world over, but especially by Australians and our love of beach culture. Evoke feelings of a never-ending summer with beach photography showcasing brilliant blues and golden sand; a colour scheme that adds a sense of space and serenity to any room.

Beach Photography Themes

BLISS BOMB: for summer vibes it doesn’t get any better than ‘The Perfect Beach’.

11. Surrealist photography

Surrealist photography isn’t for everyone, but it’s a popular choice for those who love to create spaces that are a bit different and unique. Give your home a talking point with eclectic photographic art that combines the real and the imagined.

Surreal Photography Themes

ECLECTIC: Create a talking point with the surreal elements of ‘The Green Tree’.

12. Storm photography

Boom. Crash. Storm art! While you’re (hopefully) safe from the impacts of a wild storm, photographers are out there chasing them. And thank goodness for that. The passion, skill and commitment that storm chasing photographers demonstrate all culminates in one thing: results that can be striking (forgive the pun!).

Storm Photography Themes

GO WILD: For Hamptons style with a twist, cosy up with a ‘Dramatic Storm Seascape’ .

13. Sports photography

Sports photography is a perfect way to individualise any room in the house, based upon the recreational preferences of the room’s owner. It also has the added bonus of providing motivation to pursue the love of their chosen sport or activity. A great reminder about what we can achieve when we put our heart and soul into it.

Sport Photography Themes

NO LIMITS: Perfect for a teenager, push the boundaries of possibility with ‘Freestyle Tricks’.

14. Flower photography

Flower photography can help to bring the beauty of nature home. Different flowers and colours can evoke different emotions; think red dahlias for passion, pink roses for romance and yellow sunflowers for joy. With such an array of colours, scents and shapes it’s easy to understand why flowers are said to be genuinely beneficial for mental health and wellbeing. Whatever your choice, floral photography – unlike its real life muse – lives on and on. Pick your perfect bouquet and reap the benefits.

Flower Photography Themes

¬†ETERNAL BLOOM: Get passionate about your decor with ‘Red Dahlia Delight’.

15. Forest photography

Photos from nature are typically majestic, both in subject and colour. Of all the various landscapes on offer, you can’t go past a spring forest bursting to life with luminous light. Whether it’s a seemingly infinite tree tunnel or a mysterious winding path, forest photography brings the best of the outside world in for you to enjoy every single day.

Forest Photography Themes

CAPTIVATE: The freshness of ‘Dazzling Forest’ breathes new life into a tired space.

With such a large variety of photography themes to explore, you’re certain to find the perfect one (or two) for your home or office. For more ideas and inspiration, focus your attention on our full range of stunning fine art photography.

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