Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Broken Vending Machines

08.03.30-Detritus-Kameyama-1, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

A tobacco vending machine, hastily painted over an unknown number of years ago, sits in front of the house that most likely use to maintain it. When does the the cost of disposal out weigh the visual cost on the landscape? This question assumes that an old, broken, sun bleached vending machine is a negative upon the landscape as a whole. What positives could this vending machine offer to the landscape? What cultural norms effect your viewing of this vending machine as neutral, positive or negative?



Anonymous said...

Somehow, I like to see old abandoned things left to become devoured by time's passing... I sometimes think of such things in a sad way too, as though they have a personality-- and how they feel to be left and abandoned. Or what their life was like before they were forgotten... how much they have seen while they sat there and rusted away...

But I suppose it really depends on the location too, I guess I wouldn't want to see junk piled up in a historic or naturally beautiful place...then again that would sort of reflect this world and what it is becoming...or has?

I don't know if any of that makes sense, but I enjoy your blog-- :]

David said...

Thanks for the comment and thanks for checking it out. What you say is pretty close my photography's raison d'être.