Ever since its invention, there has been a debate over whether photography is a “real” art form. I agree that some genres of photography can tend more toward record keeping (scientific, insurance, etc), and there is a strong craft component to photography, and many photographers are quite insecure, but sometimes things come together and the final image is more then the sum of its parts….
This is a very old image, in fact it was shot on film, but it is still one of my favourites just because of the whimsy.
PS. If you need to know, it is an old hand winch off of a barge or something. I found it at the side of a path and knew I had to shoot it….