garbage quintet: a suite of images featuring flotsam, jetsam, and dead fugu

22Oct09

Photo information, by order of appearance, including location, camera, lens, and film type:

1) Himeji coast, Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 75mm Color-Heliar, Fujifilm Superia 400.

2) Himeji coast, Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 75mm Color-Heliar, Fujifilm Superia 400.

3) Takarazuka mountains, Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 35mm Ultron, Fujifilm Provia 100.

4) Himeji coast, Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 75mm Color-Heliar, Fujifilm Superia 400.

5) Toyonaka-shi, Voigtlander Bessa-T, 50mm Nokton, Fujifilm Natura 1600.



3 Responses to “garbage quintet: a suite of images featuring flotsam, jetsam, and dead fugu”

  1. Japan can be beautiful and hideous at the same time. Like most countries I suppose…

  2. 2 Trane DeVore

    Absolutely. In fact, my point in posting these shots isn’t at all about how hideous Japan can be behind the scenes (that’s a bit too obvious a point, isn’t it? — as you say, “like most countries”); instead what I wanted to do with these shots is point to how beautiful the hideousness itself can be when taken out of context. The only reason that these shots are all from Japan is because that’s where I’ve been living lately. One of my all time favorite “beautiful garbage” shots (a genre in itself?) was taken at Lake Merritt in Oakland, where I used to live. Glorious amounts of oil scum and cans and snack food bags floating in the middle of it all.

  3. 3 Trane DeVore

    Also, “Cassette Gas Sun” is just about my favorite combination of words ever. Were I an experimental musician and were I to cut an album, that would be the title. Laid out on the cover like this:

    Casette

    Gas

    Sun


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