Beacon Brick

By: Gustav Hoiland

Oct 04 2012

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Triply Illuminated

Somebody, at some point, built this. Brick by brick, mortar sloshed in between for the ages. Not unlike the rows of pixels slowly downloading in a JPEG image, these bricks were muscled by man into an orderly plane of upperclass privacy.

A human is a human is a human, but I’m intensely interested in the psychology that runs these biologic machines, whims and desires and savings accounts and all. Who lives in my neighborhood? What do they think, what do they want, how are they different from my old ‘hood?

More and more I find myself meandering through the disheveled grid, observing life without infringing on it, casting curious glances without staring. Seeing deeply without calling attention to myself, all the while trying to appear untouristish.

So this is what I see.

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