Curtains & Pecs

By: Gustav Hoiland

Sep 07 2011

Category: fashion

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Focal Length:40mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D


David Foster Wallace, Mario Testino, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Emerson, Verbatim DVDs, Gillette Razors… They all walk on the unifying tightrope that was my recent order on Amazon. Also a book about business consulting, audio cables, a bike pump and a board game. All below retail, all shipped free. Amazon in the Walmart of the internet, the universal (actually national, 48 contiguous states only) supplier of somewhat common consumer goods. A fascinating behemoth (hulking, self-interested corporation) to be sure, and I am reminded of my time in an industrial midwestern warehouse fulfilling orders via a warehouse management system (driving forklifts, packing boxes, wirelessly scanning codes).

Another capture here from the bar of fashion somewhere in the Lower East Side. Stylists, make-up artists, and of course the ubiquitous shirtless male models. All in grey.

It’s really the streak of daylight across the floor that gets me. There are shimmers of brightness throughout as well as pockets of black, but that diagonal cut of photonic energy from center to bottom right is the answer to it all. It makes it work.

Huge opening at Panopticon Gallery tomorrow, be there if you wish to be in the gus-filmed coverage of the event.

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