Friday, November 10, 2006

Why take photos of elevators?

The question one might well ask is: Why collect photos of grain elevators? There are a number of possible reasons:

  1. To create a keepsake of a disappearing icon.
  2. To stop the destruction of the elevators by creating a visual memory of times past.
  3. To stop time, in a sense, by having a visual recollection of grain elevators.
  4. To hold on to one's nostalgia of what once was.
  5. Feeling helpless to stop the destruction of the elevators, the least one can do is honour them by taking their portrait before they disappear (i.e., die).
What do you think?

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