Friday, January 30, 2009
I was at the swap meet the other day and found a box full of pictures. I asked the lady how much she wanted for them and she said I could have them for free. I hadn’t even looked through the pictures and I was excited. “Can I ask you what you want them for?” she asked. I told her I did art pieces with them and then she told me about her son who’s a photographer and who tends to see pictures where she doesn’t.
While at home I looked through the pictures and found a few common themes. Some of the pictures were of empty bars and restaurants. Just pictures of furniture and floors, etc. Most of the pictures were of costume parties, possibly at these same locations. The overall atmosphere was jovial and the costume theme seemed pretty common at their parties. Once taken out of context, however, the people turn into characters.
A friend of mine who's a DJ in Rome asked me if I could work on some art for his next show. The theme of the event was going to be drag. I immediately remembered the box of pictures and agreed to send him something. I was off from work for a couple of days and thought of these captions. For the most part, I thought of the captions first and then paired them with the pictures.