It is a bit dark on my screen, but I get that with a lot of pictures, so I suspect the problem is on my end.
Definitly #3 for me. I ike the way it's formatted. Reshoot the other two vertically as well, then we can do a more subjective comparison.
I like #3 myself.
APUG and you guys are great - really. No wonder I love film so much - I like the people that use it as well.
I know everyone has a subject or kind of subject that they shoot a lot of and enjoy but does everyone really have that other, more esoteric subject or theme that they are compelled to shoot. With me I shoot 99% people one way or another it is what I enjoy and what interests me. I don't do still life, I don't do landscapes (well occasionally if I happen to be there but I am not drawn or driven to do so) of the things that I shoot that are not people it is architecture and more so freaking stairs.
I wonder if everyone has that "other" subject that they are drawn to shoot but rarely show?
Stairs (as well as windows/doors) are metaphors for the unknown. When viewed, the question of where they go, or what's behind them, naturally arise.
When I was in college, there was a girl studying art therapy. She had to "analyze" a body of work by another student, but one she didn't know personally. She chose me. I gave her a bunch of prints and proof sheets. I had a lot of doors and windows (a few stairs, too). It was from her that I learned of the metaphor. She concluded that my work showed an obsession with "death and sex" (2 unknowns). I told her, "I hope it's not in that order. I'm only 20".