To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

The Oxford Languages Dictionary suggests Kitsch means, “. . .art, objects or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way. . .” I found that I migrate to such objects as there is a nostalgia, grotesque-ness, or other-ness to these small vignettes. A plastic Elvis, or a pool shark, each have their own personality and appeal to a more carefree side of myself, who enjoys viewing the world with a big dose of humor in the midst of enough serious stuff to last us all a lifetime. I only wish now, I would have photographed the Big Chicken in Marietta, Georgia before leaving the state!

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