|Some finds are a little scary|
Each week, laden with clipboard, reading glasses, walkie talkie, cell phone and two cameras, I navigate the markets. If I am at Rosemont, I also carry a 10 pound backpack, sunscreen and water bottle. Often, I drop something. Thank you to everyone who helps me retrieve my papers before they fly away.
|Where would you put this? Who made it and where has it been?|
I make frequent stops to scrutinize a particular object that catches my eye. Rather, I am drawn as if by magnetic force to the unique spreads that vendors have carefully, carelessly or just nonchalantly placed out for sale. Some items I have never seen in my life, and will never see again. Some I see over and over again and others remind me of my childhood. Some are even scary. I often wonder about the thought process and planning behind the original
manufacturing of the product.
These objects inspire me in an ongoing, never ending quest to group like items together into facebook photo albums and youTube movies.
|Actually found this twice!|
|Although, Elvis visits frequently, |
he appears in a specific form only once
No matter how many photos I take, I will never be able to say that I have seen it all. And what applies to flea market shoppers, applies to flea market photographers. Better grab it/photograph it now or it will be gone!
|Some find are sweet|
|Ribboned up Barbie|
|Seen just one time|
|Tire planter (still for sale in Palatine)|
|Really? This is on the Outsider Art Wall at Palatine|
(AKA Ugly Art Wall)
|Handmade. Go Cubs!|