The End of Things, Part 1 – redone
August 11, 2006: I reached a point in my life where I thought I had the maximum volume of “things” that I would ever have – or ever wanted to have. Two houses, two motorcycles, two trucks, two trailers, 24 guitars, tons of tools, thousands of board feet of lumber and the feeling that the weight of owning, maintaining, securing and paying taxes and insurance on all that stuff was tipping the scales away from enjoyment and towards burden. I knew it was time to start unburdening and had just sold one of my motorcycles on E-Bay. But before I delivered it, I wanted to document the moment of maximum density.
The abandoned shopping mall across the street from my house seemed a perfect place to celebrate my view from the top of my heap of stuff, so I went about setting up my photo shoot. I had originally wanted to haul all my vehicles, guitars and tools out for the photo, but decided to just shoot the fleet of vehicles for practical reasons. After a couple of hours of moving vehicles, I parked my camera on top of my 12 foot step ladder, set the self timer and started shooting.
I got back into this set of photos last night and started reworking the pictures using some new photo editing techniques. Will post some more as time allows.