Generally, I don't title my photographs. I guess the idea of having to be creative with the naming process has never really appealed or come naturally to me. I recently had a small showing of work in a coffee shop here in Galveston, and on the inventory sheet they asked me to fill out prior to the show, there was a space for the title of each piece of work. Could I just put "untitled" for every image? Being nervous about that and not wanting to rock the boat, I quickly came up with a bunch of uninspired names for the work. All of the names ended up being very literal, like "Chair Shadow" and "Banana Leaf". I should have just put "untitiled" for each, it would have been less embarrassing. Should I feel compelled to put a title to each image? I think the real reason is that I'm not clever enough to come up with witty or meaningful titles. Take the image below for example. I have several images of this door. Should I start naming them door #1, then door #2, then door #3? My images are starting to sound like a game show. I'm not really looking for an answer here, I guess I'm looking for a reason to title a picture of a door.
I should stop typing, Here's "Door #2". No, I'll call it "untitled door #2".