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September 20, 2013 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Jim Golden takes photos of collections.
posted by griphus (13 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Obviously, his final photo will be of his collection of photos of collections.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:43 AM on September 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of Mag3737 (Tom Magliery)'s obsessive collections, but more diverse, and because of that, more interesting.

And a point of correction: "These glass insulators were used to protect lightning rods which sat atop telegraph poles" is a weird jumble of fact and fiction. Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850's for use with telegraph lines, are created to insulate bare wires from their support structures, not protect lightning rods. In fact, why would you protect lightning rods? This error was also noted in the comments.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:49 AM on September 20, 2013 [5 favorites]


This pleases me.
posted by phunniemee at 8:51 AM on September 20, 2013


Sort of reminds me of Todd McLellan.
posted by phunniemee at 8:54 AM on September 20, 2013 [4 favorites]


I like the photos a lot, but I wish the text didn't include the word "crazy" so much. It sort of diminishes my appreciation of the art without being particularly enlightening about the collections' sources. It seems dismissive and inaccurate.

That said, these are wonderful photos, thank you for posting about them.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 9:03 AM on September 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Man, that's like ten thousand scissors!
posted by ardgedee at 9:05 AM on September 20, 2013


I like the photos a lot, but I wish the text didn't include the word "crazy" so much.

Yeah, they really got the wrong person to write the article. He's weirdly judge-y and not particularly insightful about the art (although this is Wired, so whatever about the latter part.)
posted by griphus at 9:06 AM on September 20, 2013


I like this. I have about 60 cameras now. This seems like enough for me.
posted by JohnR at 9:43 AM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Neat. Lee Valley has been doing something similar on their catalog covers for several years.

Hammers

Folding Rules etc
posted by dukes909 at 9:53 AM on September 20, 2013


He needs to work on keeping glare under control - lots of unpleasant hot-spots in there. You can keep the nice, bright, even lighting and not have it reflect off everything - takes some work, but you can do it.

He's got awesome compositional skills, tho. The lock one was particularly gorgeous.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:02 AM on September 20, 2013


Yes, I also enjoyed the locks particularly.
posted by Mister_A at 10:54 AM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of that scene in Pink Floyd's The Wall.
posted by rifflesby at 12:17 PM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I'm actually posting this, but holy shit, trigger warning.

I don't think I'm OCD at all. I only own the two cameras, but I must be in some really tiny overlap of a Venn diagram where it says, "WHY YES, I'D LOVE TO OWN ALL OF THOSE" above "WHY YES, LETS TAKE THAT ALL THE WAY APART" and "HIGH RES PHOTOS? OF COURSE!" that I was kind of unaware of until now.
posted by Sphinx at 6:20 PM on September 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


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