This week I saw Erik Kessels talk about ‘In Almost Every Picture’, a series of found photo books that show one thing, by a fluke of documentation repeated in almost every picture.
One book is famously full of Oolong the Japanese rabbit balancing things on its head, another tells the story of a woman who’s been swimming in her clothes for almost twenty years. I like repetition, so I asked:
“Me: What do you find interesting about repetition?”
“Erik: You see the progression of a story, which means you see when it changes and when it ends.” (paraphrasing, I couldn’t find a pen)
All the stories in Kessel’s books come to an end one way or another, mostly because someone stops documenting them.
“They feel like finished objects, like real things”