Saturday, October 22, 2011

Other people's junk...

Other people's junk..
Who would take a second look at these things? Only a photographer, so don't think too hard about the why of these photos.


The first photo was taken at a car wash. I saw these little discarded bits of some child's life left behind at the trash dump. Not wanting to disturb the scene, I put my trash back in the car, grabbed my camera, took one shot, and picked up the moose. I brought him 300 miles back home with me, washed him, and sat him on my kitchen counter. I think I heard him giggle the other day. Somehow, I wish I had picked up the other 3 items.



After I took the photo, I threw away my trash, and felt compelled to look around some more. Where there's one photo. I peeked behind a shed in back where there was a no dumping sign, and found this...


Being a photographer who likes to photograph things as they are, I had to shoot what I first saw, which was the above photo. I then moved the microwave and shot the trunk. I wanted to look inside, but thought I might enjoy keeping the mysteries of the trunk dancing around in my head. They could keep me company on the long ride home. Perhaps there was a body inside, or clusters of brilliant diamonds sewn within the lining, or a Sierra Madre treasure map, or a magic genie, or a million dollars cool cash, courtesy of the Twilight Zone.



How sad to see something like this, rotting away in the elements. I would like to think that someone came along and salvaged this trunk, and as I write this, they are in the process of giving it new life. And perhaps they found those diamonds or cool cash, or treasure map, but I didn't hear about it on the news, and you know, if it isn't on the news, it didn't happen.

4 comments:

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

The roving eyes of a photographer like you most certainly picks up 'gems'! What's inside the trunk is still a mystery. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi, Patty. Still beautiful, through and through. your friend, Gordon

ancient one said...

Glad you took the moose home. Beautiful Photos!!

Pauline said...

Bet you smile every time you look at your little moose. I would have snaffled up the little cup and been a princess forever after. And I have a friend who would have fought me for that old suitcase, treasures within or not.