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Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Ordinary rejects

Above/featured: Night glow on a black tub-chair at a bus stop – 7 Oct 2021.

The intersection between modernity and ordinary is extraordinary in its vast reach, covering all corners of the planet by land, sea, and air. Consider what we have in our homes, and how much or little of it will get recycled. We might pause to consider how a piece of furniture lives or is used by a family; how they must have once been excited to buy chairs, couches, and beds, only to throw them out when they were deemed surplus to requirements, how much is tossed out in a regular or periodic “clean out” and/or in the process of moving out from a residence.

Below are images of abandoned items, whose likely destination is the dump.


Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com, Kodacolor

“Refuse.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 19 Aug 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Castoff.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 1 Sep 2021.

New Westminster, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com, Kodacolor

“Demolition”. New Westminster, 2 Sep 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Free couch!” Vancouver-Strathcona, 12 Sep 2021.

Victoria-Fraserview, East Vancouaver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Truck stop.” Vancouver Victoria-Fraserview, 21 Sep 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Nightstand.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 29 Sep 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Mourning the end of summer.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 29 Sep 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Lemon yellow sun.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 4 Oct 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Good servant.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 4 Oct 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Conversation across the alley (1).” Vancouver-Strathcona, 4 Oct 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Conversation across the alley (2).” Vancouver-Strathcona, 4 Oct 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Frenchig”. Vancouver-Strathcona, 4 Oct 2021.

Strathcona, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

“Waiting for a ride.” Vancouver-Strathcona, 7 Oct 2021.


I made all photos above with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime in metro Vancouver (BC). Acknowledgements go to I.J. Khanewala for LAPC no.169 in the week of 9—15 Oct 2021. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lDT.

15 Responses to “Ordinary rejects”

    • fotoeins

      Thanks, Ann-Christine. It can be a jarring experience seeing pieces of furniture out on the streets and exposed to the (weather) elements. I think that’s why the “out of place” nature makes it an interesting topic or theme to photograph.

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  1. pattimoed

    I love this collection, Henry! A wonderful concept. Waiting for a ride made me smile. I love it! The chairs in the alley are also so well-observed. I really enjoyed your post!

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  2. Tina Schell

    You’ve taken something otherwise unnoticed and turned it into something quite extraordinary Henry. It’s a photography book waiting to be created! Such a forlorn set of eye-catching items. You have a great eye for images that make a statement.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Tina. Thank you for your kind comment! Here in Vancouver, there are a couple of Instagram accounts which specifically highlight “rejects” like these. There are some interesting finds, as well as interesting visual takes on this unusual topic/theme.

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