I’ve been taking a hell of a lot of glove pictures. I can find more than a dozen gloves in a single walk. I take pictures of about four out of every five I see. I have thousands of glove pictures. I find the postures of fallen gloves extremely expressive. More than any other type of trash I see, they have much to say.
In describing this habit to a friend recently, I recalled when I used to work in direct mail. Change of address requests were sometimes fulfilled by someone or something placing the correction label on a catalog, and then some postal worker copying the catalog onto cardstock. I guess the difference in weight made up for the extra labor and materials. I would get stacks of these cardstock returns mixed in with returned catalogs. Every twenty or so of these copies had a part of the hand holding the catalog down on the copier glass. Sometimes it was a fingertip, a chipped nail, a watch band, or sometimes the whole hand hovering in the darkness above image. I collected those too. Some of them can be seen in the include nixon treatment. I did alot of stuff with these hand images: I included them in letters and gifts, left them around my desk and house, scattered them around town.
I haven’t done anything with the glove photos yet. Any ideas?