"The inventory started in 1839 and since then just about everything has been photographed, or so it seems"

"Photographed images do not seem to be statements about the world so much as pieces of it, miniatures of reality that anyone can make or acquire"

"To collect photographs is to collect the world."

Susan Sontag

In the quote on the opening page of the Galleries section on this site, De Kooning says "In art one idea is as good as another". To that I would add "one subject is as good as another". The ostensible subject I have chosen for this series of images was a collection of crudely made galvanised tin drawers, part of a wall shelf unit; the real subject lies elsewhere, however. These are not images about tin drawers. In that respect they may as well be subject-less. They are about what a photograph of anything actually is or can be.

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