Scenes of Disarray

I seek to capture the beauty of the disarray in our lives — not the noise and confusion of modern society — but those whimsical, timeworn scenes we come across everyday. A cold concrete wall can attain charm when it is cracked and peeling, or a car becomes a still life when it is covered with vines and fallen apples. It is the unraveled, the broken, and the overgrown that I find interesting.

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Southworth Ferry

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Snapped Clothesline

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The Yellow Gas Pump

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Electric Elephant

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Abandoned

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The Destiny of Richard’s Chair

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Scenes of Disarray Part 2

I seek to capture the beauty of the disarray in our lives — not the noise and confusion of modern society — but those whimsical, timeworn scenes we come across everyday. A cold concrete wall can attain charm when it is cracked and peeling, or a car becomes a still life when it is covered with vines and fallen apples. It is the unraveled, the broken, and the overgrown that I find interesting.

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Autumn Remnants

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Blue Fender

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Still Life with Car

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Big People Scooter

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Lost Doll

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Doll’s Head

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All images copyright Sally Banfill. All rights reserved.

American Odyssey

This is my odyssey, to seek out the weird little pieces of American culture — that which still has a personality instead of the slick, calculated world of the consumption makers or the bland clutter of strip malls. Everyone finds the America he is looking for.

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Duncan and Sons’ Horse

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Al’s Store

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American Sweethearts

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Harbor Lights

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Kingman Club

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Home of the Pink Champagne Cake

Bremerton – Home of the Pink Champagne Cake

“…a city of soft-drink signs; the streets of forlorn neighborhoods are paved with Coca-Cola caps, and after rain, they glint in the dust like lost dimes. Posters peel away, lie mangled until storm winds blow them along the street, like desert sage –and there are those who think them beautiful…”

Truman Capote

Truman Capote was referring to New Orleans when he wrote this, but it could have been many a town in America; many a town that has been forgotten as people move on to shopping malls, megastores, and unremarkable typography. To me it is about Bremerton with its deserted streets and remnants of the past. There is a strange charm in this town with its classic American signage — some faded and peeling, others adorning thriving businesses. There are those signs that I hope will never disappear, like the cartoon crow looking down from his neon nest, and the most endearing of all Bremerton icons: the baker holding that pink delight and letting me know this is the home of the pink champagne cake!

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McGavin’s Bakery

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Crow’s Nest

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Tattoo Technique

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Super TV Mart

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The Life of Deer

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Mystic Fawn

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Snow Fawns

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My Brother’s Keeper

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Watchful Eye

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Goodnight Deer

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Festive Deer

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Fawn Secrets

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Light Heart

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Summer Sakura

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Double Gaze

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The Observers

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Emerald Morning

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Floating Pink

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Fading Yellow

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Falling Day

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