Through the Camera – Benches

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I had never paid attention to benches until one day in the Hama-Rikyu garden in Tokyo when the light fell on a row of empty benches. I first noticed the linearity of the arraignment, then noticed that they were empty. Since then I see them both as individual items and as parts of the landscape, and every so often they find themselves in focus.

Some are rustic and spectacularly located,
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Some more modern,
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Some more traditional,
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And some are even put to use!
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To that end, here’s a celebration of the (usually) humble bench; built to uncomplainingly sit out in the weather and handle whatever load happens to fall upon it.

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