Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #234: Messages

This week’s LAPC is hosted by Donna. Her message is to focus on messages for this challenge.

An essential part of human nature is communication. Paul Watzlawick once stated, “You can not not communicate!”, and I guess, he’s right. Besides phrased communication (written or spoken), we communicate with mimics and gestures, so-called non-verbal communication.

There’s also an additional form of non-verbal communication we use automatically and often even cross-cultural.


personal information written on a tombstone


manufacturer’s information on products


or, where to get their products


safety information


giving guidance


What is love?


find help when in need


stay in contact


find your neighbor


or even for the long distance


either to the left or to the right; the cemetery is straight ahead!




frankly following Hamlet: to swim or not to swim?


Even when not familiar with these two guys, you can understand their attitude at the first sight!


fear and schadenfreude

All of these, and many more, send messages. They are received, generally understood, and followed. Every single day!

Maybe, I was able to inspire you to dig in your archive and find some images, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Donna’s inspiration post. Don’t forget to tag it with LENS-ARTIST, so we can find it.

Thanks, Donna, for this fantastic opportunity to focus on messages we’re sending and receiving all the time.