Fresh Stuff

Sometimes, taking a picture of something completely transforms it. Such a picture is what Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida would have called "partially true and therefore totally false."

This picture is one of those. The photo reminds me of Edward Hopper--of his painting of a sleepy main street. But the actual place, the physical street where I took the photo, the shop itself would never conjure up that comparison.


  1. You give an interesting perspective in your words; well, in the photo too, of course.

    Asbestos roof? Are there still many of those around?
    Do you have one big central outdoor market?

  2. I thought you meant Mr. Hooper's store from Sesame Street. That's what it reminded me of, beautiful. haha