Monday, January 12, 2009

Where in the World

What's a girl to do with more than 2,000 pictures of trash cans? I am figuring that out.

Do I sort them by aesthetic appeal? Inherently difficult due to the unattractive nature of trash cans (sometimes I wish I was researching sunsets).
Do I cross-reference them by location: public, private, inside, outside?

What about close-ups of good signage?
What about close-ups of bad signage?

Do people care that the recycling bins in a little town in southern France had brushes in the openings?
How do I keep my album of around-the-world trash photos lean yet complete?

These are the questions I am asking myself as I sort though my photos. Linking the pictures to a location on googlemaps seems like a good first step. Here's my first try at geo-locating a pretty picture of a trash can in Paris.


Unknown said...

make a photo mosaic/montage. There are a bunch of different software programs that let u make them now. I have no idea which one is the best, but the toughest part will be perhaps be choosing the large image or maybe you have a favorite or u could be totally ironic.

Meredith Sorensen said...

Thanks, Heidi! I'll look into that.