Gotta’ say that first and last shot intrigue me most. The matte surface on the bowling balls, that they are collected in one spot cheek-and-jowl…and the television on the porch, facing out to the street. Makes me want to knock on the door and ask, “Why?”
All of the images were taken at the same house. I have hundreds from there. It is beyond strange.
Aren’t you dying of curiosity about the inside? We had a house like that here in my town; not only did it have bizarre collections of oddities on the outside, with a Japanese torii gate at the walkway in front of its Victorian structure, the crazy lady inside wore a red wig and kept a pet tiger.
Maybe I wouldn’t knock on the door after all…
All of the windows are filled with “collections”. There is a big display camera pointing out of one of the upstairs windows. Apparently, I am not the only person to take pictures. Ron said I should knock on the door. I said no cause I would end up in the basement with all of the other dead photographers.
Maybe I should have waited to post them around Halloween.
Ya never know…it might be someone who is completely harmless, but their eccentricities can be no longer be bound by the physical limitations within the house and are now creeping to the exterior…
I live in New Jersey, and this state has many dwellings that could fall under the category that you have so nicely documented. The state has so many unusual things within it, that they put out a monthly magazine and a yearly book called “Weird New Jersey”…now that is Halloweenish!
They don’t throw anything away, I’ll bet. The TV on the porch is probably worth a chunk now, along with the rocking horse, possibly.
I think it is all truly installation art. The tv’s in the backyard are arranged in a circular pyramind and is about 15 feet high. A ring of tin doll houses now live at the base of the televisions.
Oh thanks for the explanation. I was intrigued …
… I would end up in the basement with all of the other dead
Oh, Mary ~ laughing so hard I am crying.
Installation art: that makes sense.
My yoga teacher asks: “do you need more creativity in your life?” Don’t we all? I will say this, your pictures communicate the place as peaceful and curious rather than threatening and sinister. That’s interesting in itself, whether you are capturing that (paradoxical?) feeling or generating it in your non-judgemental witnessing.
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