Ordinary Objects That Look Like Secret Doorways

Marisa D. Aceves. Mysterious Portal 1. digital photography. 2015

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An iron door emerges.

Imagination reaches out to touch it’s textured surface

It is an entryway to a sunken treasure, an inter-dimensional portal to another universe.

When I took this photo, the object above was just sitting there as the light hit it. I traveled around the object shooting its surface from different angles, but it took me awhile to settle on the photo above. The other photos were interesting, but they did not have the curious quality that gave this photo it’s story. When an object begins to tell it’s story because it suggests something other than what it actually is, then emotion becomes attached to that inanimate object. We begin to relate to it in other ways, making a variety of associations and then eventually bringing them back to ourselves. Not everyone sees the same thing in an object that has been photographed.

What does this object remind you of?

What does it mean to you?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Interdimensional Travel


Marisa D. Aceves. Infinity Meld. Digital Photography.

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Time suspends herself.

Sighing blissfully as she stretchs shapes across a watery plane,

She holds up the mirror she invented.

Gazing upon her reflection,

She decides she turned out marvelously.


Have you ever wondered about space and time? If the veils fell and we became aware of other dimensions what would this transition look like? What does this picture remind you of?



Marisa D. Aceves. Inter-dimensional Vodka Dream: Space Warp 1. digital photography

Random colors scatter and disperse as the suburban dining room peeks through the veil.  The translucent, viscous atmosphere bubbles then folds in on itself.  We are traveling from one dimension to the next, losing what we thought we knew yet discovering the unfamiliar is surprisingly familiar. David Byrne of “Talking Heads” fame said it best in his lyrics to Once In A Lifetime, “..Same as it ever was…”

My sister charitably saved this particular object from garbage can death as she was cleaning out her cabinets. She presented me with the object one weekend when she and my brother-in-law came to visit. “You’ll know what to do with it…” she chuckled. Shortly after they left, her prediction came true. I began to turn the object around, examining it’s unique shape. However, I didn’t take a shot of the object until three days later, when I could appreciate its photographic potential.