They are openings and closings in the literal and figurative sense, and they hold stories and and secrets of people and things passing through and beyond, touched by sun and storm, neglected and loved in their simple utility, taken for granted and expected to do what they do as guardians of threshholds and goods, resting places for weary souls, welcoming opportunities for what may come, and barricades against the boogey-man and those who would come and take.

Another collection of images inspired by Mike from Mike’s Look at Life.  He is the self-proclaimed and certified President of the Legion of Door Whores and my efforts here are a tribute to his fine work….  I found these doors on my lunch-time walks…all from within a couple miles of my downtown work location in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  Thank you, Mike.  🙂


30 responses

  1. There’s a story behind every one.. 🙂

    April 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

    • There is, Chillbrook…thank you. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  2. Hi Scott. We could very easily walk by these…but when you stop and look you see that they each have their own “personality.” Thanks!

    April 30, 2012 at 6:30 am

    • They surely do have their own personality, Cathy…and walking with the camera helps to see things that we might otherwise miss. Thank you. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  3. Very interesting…especially the first.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:51 am

    • Thank you, Ginny…that one does look rather worn…like it’s lived a few lives…with the multiple types of brick and cement…layers of paint, interesting indeed. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  4. Scott, on behalf of our president I would like to extend an invitation to join the Legion of Door Whores, in recognition of your fine work here. I have also taken the liberty of reblogging this post on the LDW blog.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…and our President of the Door Whores, Mike…I’m honored to be invited into this fine company. 🙂 And thank you for the re-post.

      April 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

  5. Reblogged this on The Legion of Door Whores and commented:
    Inspired by our President, and our latest recruit(?)

    April 30, 2012 at 7:59 am

    • Thank you for the re-post, Adrian. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

  6. When I see door pictures I always wish I could see what’s behind them.

    April 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

    • I can understand that, Allen…wondering what’s in there. It’s kind of neat to think about. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

  7. Awesome series….your site is filled with the unexpected beauty of the everyday….I LOVE that!!

    April 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    • Thank you, Kirsten…I’m glad you are enjoying your visits here. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

  8. Lois Farley Shuford

    These are wonderful. The portal theme must run deep with people. I love doors, too, but windows…especially from the inside looking out – that’s what compels me to grab the camera.

    April 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    • Thank you, Lois…and yes, looking out of windows, what we see through them can be just as compelling.

      April 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  9. I love pictures of doors and these are awesome!

    April 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    • Thank you, Yvonne. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  10. Doors can be so amazing. They can be old and shabby, they can be new and glossy. They can be plain or really ornate. Who doesn’t love a door and want to go through it. So many door are shut to us, and with our curiousity we all want to go through them.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    • You’re so right, Leanne…let’s go through them. 🙂 Thank you.

      April 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  11. Thanks Scott. I can be self proclaimed and certified all at the same time? Adrian, tell Scotto you elected me and inform him that is is now our treasurer.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    • You’re welcome, Mike…and I think I might have gotten some of the wording wrong…I did see that Adrian had elected you President…and you do have a certificate of said office…I’m glad I can be part of such an esteemed collective…. Thank you, my friend. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      • We are, as a legion, made all the stronger by your presence. Your rapier wit, and keen eye will find kinship here. You too are a door whore Scott, and we at the legion welcome you home. Here you will find hardy laughter, fine drink, and the occasional loose woman. I hope my vice president let you know that you have been appointed treasurer. Your first assignment is to let us know the current value of our petty cash.

        April 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        • I’m honored, Mike…such kind words…I feel like I’ve just been welcomed into the society of manly men…can’t wait for the hardy laughter and fine drink…but am leery of the occasional loose woman…have you forgotten what I do for my day-job?!

          Your vice-president was busy taking photos of English architecture and must have missed that little tidbit, but I thank you for the appointment to the high office of Treasurer of the Legion of Door Whores. In regard to my first assignment…I think I’ve been given an empty purse…. 🙂

          April 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  12. victoriaaphotography

    Interesting series of photos.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    • Thank you, Victoria. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  13. Fine series Scott. I like the detour sign, as though it’s advising against entering and encountering what lurks within.

    May 1, 2012 at 2:19 am

    • Thank you, Finn…and fitting thought…going around the corner led to the sign on the door that said the building had been condemned…what’s a guy to do? 🙂

      May 1, 2012 at 6:44 am

  14. Love this series, Scott! I smiled throughout the whole tour.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    • I’m glad you like it, Melanie…was nice putting it all together…from different walks on different days…. Nice smiles…thank you. 🙂

      May 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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