Feet are interesting photographic subjects that often get overlooked because of their proximity to the ground. Feet can be very expressive of the person they belong to — sometimes even more so than a portrait.

The inspiration for this post came from our very own Epic Edits Flickr Group. Regular readers on the blog know that I pick out my favorite photos in the pool each week and display them in a weekly feature. In the last two or three weeks, I’ve been seeing a lot of feet show up in the pool — and most of them were really good!

So all 20 photos below are from our Flickr group. Individually, the photos are great… but as a collection, they’re very powerful. Enjoy, and take some inspiration for your own photography.

BARE FEET

symmetric
Photo by s-t-r-a-n-g-e

FEET UNDERWATER

Summer Castaway
Photo by Javiy

FEET IN THE AIR

jump
Photo by Christina K

STREET FEET


Photo by | GW |

FEET IN HEELS

Walk with Boombooroom #1
Photo by FLOODkOFF

FEET TESTING THE WATER

testing the torrent
Photo by xysmas

SICK FEET

Out Sick
Photo by sara.atkins

FEET ON THE SAND

Feet on the Beach
Photo by auer1816

SAND ON THE FEET

memoirs in sand
Photo by RamN

FEET IN THE CAR

A Roadtrip... Part I
Photo by Tasha || As The Picture Fades

FEET ON A RAIL

Sharing
Photo by photographie.in

RETRO FEET

hello yellow.
Photo by mrpittman

BABY FEET

Father and Daughter
Photo by lilahpops

HOPSCOTCH FEET

Hopscotch Summer
Photo by kerry okra

BIG FEET

Week 15: Treads
Photo by Champloo

LITTLE FEET

Tiny Feet bw (by hitkaiser)
Photo by hitkaiser

FEET IN FLIPPERS

Summer Footwear
Photo by javiy

CIRCLE OF FEET

Feet First
Photo by PatriciaPix

FEET IN SHOES

A Roadtrip... Part III
Photo by Tasha || As The Picture Fades

FEET IN SOCKS

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Photo by ryan loucks photography

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Foot photos for me carry that stigma of the “foot fetish” – perhaps because it gets mentioned on flickr so often. I haven’t taken or fav’d many shots probably because of that.

Irrespective of that I think the feet in the car is quite clever.

I’d love to see more of these themed posts (but I have no suggestions as yet)!

July 11, 2008 8:02 pm

I love this! I can’t believe I’ve missed some of these in the pool; they’re all fantastic! I definitely have some new favorites.

Thank you again for including me :)

July 11, 2008 8:46 pm

Brian, I too enjoy these themed posts because they can spark ideas on how to creatively photograph a subject. And thank you as well for including one of my images.

July 12, 2008 2:34 am

What a great theme, compliments to all of the artists!

July 12, 2008 4:55 am

I’m looking forward to these themed posts as well. Great idea!

July 12, 2008 11:37 am

I like this photos.Usually themes are choosen by you , are exiting for me..

July 12, 2008 3:42 pm

I like feet and I enjoyed these photos, maybe we should all do a self portrait of our feet…

July 12, 2008 3:51 pm

what a foot fest.

July 13, 2008 10:00 am


I never thought about taking photos of feet before – but I will from now on!

I also love themed post, please keep it up!

July 15, 2008 2:00 pm

cool themed post, what is the next one going to be so i can submit some pics if i have some that goes with the new theme

July 16, 2008 4:25 pm


What a great collection! I really the the flipper feet, and hopscotch feet. You really made my morning
!

July 25, 2008 7:11 am

amazing collection !
“FEET IN THE AIR” is my fav !!
congrats about collection …

August 5, 2008 11:29 am

Really neat pictures…who would’ve thought that feet were so cool?!

November 11, 2008 1:30 pm

Them are some great foot photographs. Who would have thought of feet as being so photogenic.

December 27, 2008 4:50 pm

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