detail, The emergence of the population's fascination with 'gently used' objects of the past has contributed to an exponential growth of antique and resale markets. Flea markets, garage sales, antique malls, consignment stores, and architectural salvage outlets can now be found in every community. These locations have become the informal repository for America's history and memories and a veritable treasure chest for individuals and interior decorators searching for the new, the old, and next distinctive style.
As a photographer, I am fascinated not only with the great variety of objects offered, but also with the artistic attributes of these unique materials and displays. The patina of age, the vibrant colors, the juxtaposition of objects, and the vast assemblies of items familiar and foreign all provide the potentials for creating unique and memorable photographic images.
On the following pages, I have attempted to capture the inherent beauty, composition, detail, and distinctiveness of these inimitable objects which are frequently overlooked by the casual shopper.
I hope you enjoy these images a much as the pleasure I gained while capturing them.