Friday Photo – Commuters

Texting drivers, mangled guardrails, and dead rodents. There’s nothing particularly noteworthy here, but that’s kind of the point. In photographer Patrick Larkin’s “Commuters”, the monotony is the message, while the juxtaposition into diptychs lends the photographs a cynical wit.

From the photographer: “These photographs are part of a 40-page photobook about the experience of commuting in the Twin Cities. The photos were taken blindly mostly while I was stuck in traffic during my daily commute from southern Minneapolis to North St. Paul and back. The commute took between 35 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic and construction. I do not recommend it.”

View the entire essay in hi-res here: www.patrickjameslarkin.com

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