Interesting pictures of boring things

I subscribe to quite a few photography blogs, and there are quite a lot of posts floating around promoting this or that photographer and/or exhibition and/or photo-set.

A lot of what I see coming through these channels is either rather familiar or tediously arty. But I also see, fairly often, images that belong to a group that I think of as "interesting pictures of boring things." Here’s an example, via Conscientious.

Images of this kind are sort of risky to inflict on average viewers, because the intrinsic banality of the content may mask (or, indeed, totally annul) the quality of the photography — not to mention, of course, that if there isn’t also some purpose or meaning at work, it’s just a technical exercise. So, when they fail, they fail hard. But when they work, they can be very, very impressive.

Anyone have any examples of this (either of their own, or links to other photographers) they’d like to share?

BTW: I’m not talking about effects-heavy, bokeh-heavy, or macro-tastic shots of mundane objects, so please don’t post those.

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