Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Man Is Vicarious Pack Rat

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You don’t have to be a pack rat to collect a bunch of junk.

Just ask photographer Geoffrey Ellis, who snaps photos of kitschy crap at flea markets, junk shops, record stores, thrift stores, and people’s personal collections.

Ellis is a self-proclaimed lover of useless junk, but since his wife no longer allows him to fill their home with his wacky finds, he’s taken to photographing them instead.

Though most people look at second-hand stuff as busted and ugly, Ellis sees its beauty.

He explains, “These are things that have seemingly lost all value, with a price crudely written on a jagged piece of masking tape. These things are now only perfect to me.”

Ellis feels for the discarded goods since they were “once loved or once mass consumed,” but are now waiting for a new owner to show them a little love.

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