Description I usually don't take these, 'Interesting, but what is it' kind of shots. I want people to know what they're looking at but have it presented in an unexpectedly artful way. What the viewer can not know when looking at this image is that it is the lower portion of a construction dumpster. Hence the title, 'Yellow Trash Can-vans'. Get it? Trash 'Can'. 'Canvans'? Anyway, the black patterns are smudge marks from contact made by various types of construction tools and machinery. But I liked it so, forgive me and enjoy! If you would like to see the trash can location, click this Google 'Street View' link: https://goo.gl/zPumeY
Tim Dressler, Takasaki, Japan Member Since August 2012 Artist Statement I was born 5 July 1950 in San Antonio, Texas.
Before coming to Japan in 1990, I was a better than average photographer in Los Angeles; mostly actors' headshots.
Now, I'm a better than average English teacher in Takasaki, Gunma.
As an English teacher/photo-enthusiast, when I'm not correcting my students' syntax, I like to spend hours and hours every week riding my bike through the streets and sleepy neighborhoods of Takasaki looking for art in ordinary places. I hope you'll enjoy what I've found so far.
In addition to the joy I have found through photography here in Japan, I have also found and been married to the most wonderful Japanese woman for twenty-four years; and I look forward to many, many more happy, healthy years together with her in our cozy little apartment in Takasaki.