One thing that separates good photographers from clever photographers is the use of situational irony. It takes an acute sense of awareness to notice and capture a scenic double entendre, and photographer Brad McMurray certainly has a knack of doing so. A mesh net acting as a metaphorical wall, a mosaic landscape made out of bathroom tile, a small pile of snow in front of a ocean-colored building – McMurray’s visual attraction can certainly be described as sarcastic, and maybe even sadistic. In his own words: “My photographs focus on the mundane and ordinary world and I think that no subject is fuller of implications than this one. It is possible to find interest and pleasure in banality, disorder and the discarded.” However, I find nothing mundane about the smart and beautiful images he is able to make. View more of his work on Flickr.