Thursday, December 3, 2009

NYC Garbage - Part I - Garbage Cans

Ever step on a banana peel? Or dog poop? Or wet newspapers? Notice a bunch of litter around an almost empty garbage can? Feel thankful when people actually put their food wrappings in the garbage can?

Ever rush past the dumpsters late at night in fear of the rats loudly scurrying about? Or rush past the sanitation truck with your fingers clamped on your nose to keep the rot from playing on your tongue?

Garbage, whether it is in a can, lying on the floor, falling from your hand, or stuck in a tree, is a prominent feature of New York City. Hence, I give to you Part I of NYC Garbage: original photographs of garbage cans in Manhattan and the Bronx.

The shape, order and content of garbage cans in New York City attract me for the following reasons:

1. Each garbage can has a unique situational identity.

2. No garbage can look the same from day to day.

3. They are really helpful when they're there.

All images in this post are watermarked and copyrighted by Xiomara A. Maldonado.

No comments:

Post a Comment