Friday, November 23, 2007

Garbage Boxes

A few years I was driving through a small community with my Father, and he mentioned that he would like to take photos of garbage boxes. He said he had been observing them for years and noticed how different they were. I admitted that I had never really noticed the shapes, colours and styles of garbage boxes, but since that day I have! I encouraged him to should start taking photos of them himself and that they would be interesting to other people. Since that day, I have been observing, and photographing, garbage boxes that catch my attention.

The three photos today show styles of garbage boxes and how the owners chose to paint them. I have noticed quite a few with maple leaves, only one with a dolphin, and many with original art. Believe it or not, I have seen a few deep freezes that have been converted to garbage boxes. Remember - EVERYTHING'S A PICTURE!

I have a growing collection of these type of photos which are documenting part of our culture; a part that not too many people even notice. From time to time, I will share some that I find interesting.





1 comment:

bearkat said...

bruce...that is interesting..you sure wouldn't see that here in the city...:).....another thing i thought of about the east coast....the houses are much more colorful...they seem like homes..and not just houses!!! thanks!!