‘Why are you taking a picture of that?’ asked Mike, as I
aimed my camera at a ladder leaning against a yellow
‘For my photographic project.’ I answered.
‘What project is that?’ he asked, a smile at the corner
of his lips.
‘The secret history of the world.’
‘What do you mean?’
‘ I take pictures of the things everybody sees but
dismisses as unimportant.’
‘Like a ladder leaning against a wall?’
‘Or graffiti…or peeling paint… or a dead dog. There is
beauty in all this stuff, if you stop and look at it- if you
learn how to look at it. I am creating a vast archive of
lost moments and neglected epiphanies.’

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