Monday, May 16, 2011

Flohmarkt #02048




I love the way things are (dis)ordered in fleamarkets; stacked, piled, stockpiled, hoarded, leant, propped up, covered; but always with some consideration for genre (of object) or at the very least, scale; basic school photograph rules apply to display, such as small at the front, big at the back. I often wonder, how much stuff remains at the back for months, years, untouched? Used in itself as furniture, shelving, support structures for the rest. And how much of these display tactics are curated by the shoppers themselves?