POTD: Measures of Anonymity #1

Measures of Anonymity #1 Denver, Colorado 2012

While in Denver I was having fun adding to my Gridlock series of photos of regular grids on buildings when I became intrigued with the thought that these regular patterns could be interpreted as metaphors for anonymity in the city. The massive number of boxes in the grids reflect the number of lives that are carried out behind them while their sameness represents the fact that we know essentially nothing about these individuals. From the viewer’s standpoint anyway these lives are carried out in obscurity or anonymity. So I’ve renamed the series and will be expanding its scope to include varying degrees of uniformity in the building patterns and also glimpses of individuality that impose themselves on the grids.]]>

4 thoughts on “POTD: Measures of Anonymity #1”

    1. Uninteresting? Well, I guess I find them interesting in a way. Some are sort of Mondrianesque in pattern and the repeating regularity for me can have almost a soothing effect, much like looking at the plainness of the ocean. Plus I guess the mathematician in me appreciates all the regular geometry.

  1. Just trying to be clever with words. Your cropping gives the overall pattern a couple of small variations in size of the very top and bottom white rows. See, I was interested enough to figure that out 🙂

  2. Pingback: POTD: Measures of Anonymity #27 | Larry Blackwood Photography POTD and Blog

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