Monday, March 03, 2008

I find battered old electric boxes weirdly compelling. Their vaguely humanoid form? The way they stand against the horizontal clapboards? All the strange lines and tentacles? Something... (Maybe I'll compile my absurdly numerous photos of them into an exceedingly large, heavy, and expensive book to be lugged home from a boutique bookstore near you. You can buy it along with my fire hydrant book.)


  1. Anonymous9:49 PM

    I never saw the beauty of these until now. Cool!! Thanks.

  2. I like this picture. I like the hues and the sense of helplessness. Yeah, they look a little human to me.

  3. Don't laugh! Check out "Blast Furnaces" and "Water Towers" (et al!), by Bernd and Hilla Becher (MIT)

  4. Cool. I'll be huge in Germany. (Just like David Hasselhoff!*)

    * Maybe I can be his evil twin. (Sorry. I can't seem to let that one go.)

  5. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Odd -- the way I saw it without looking at your comment was one guy without legs floating in the air and another doing a tapdance. Really cute tapdance.

    You have weird friends, Slim.