Thursday, 31 March 2022

Pyramids, Arcades, Wheels and Elevators

Portfolio presentations from the postcard collection.  The process of selecting and grouping by subject throws up intriguing contrasts between images that have a superficial affinity and just as many differences. It’s interesting, for example, to watch the diminishing scale of the pyramids as they move from centre stage to incidental backdrop. What these 4 subjects have in common is that they’re all, in varying degrees, simple structures or volumes.  Serious collectors often arrange their treasures by slotting them, six at a time into plastic pockets held in cumbersome albums with ring binders.  Less discriminating collectors, or accumulators like myself, possess such a ridiculous quantity of cards that this option is logistically impossible.  Before they get sorted into boxes every card is scanned and tagged, ready for arranging into digital album pages when time permits.

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