Focusing in on hoarding

Photo by Jim Golden (source)
Photo by Jim Golden (source)

In the throws of reality television, hoarding can get a pretty terrible reputation. However, Portland-based photographer Jim Golden challenges the idea that art can’t exist among the madness. 

Golden, who normally shot commercial advertisements, came across his first hoarding-related photo shoot after an old friend asked him to photograph his collection of 5,000 scissors.

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According to WIRED magazine, “Golden tried shooting the staggering stockpile of shears individually, but the results just didn’t cut it. No single pair of pinking shears or tin snips looked that impressive on its own, it was only in context of the entire collection that the subtle variations were revealed.”

Golden has since replaced the scissors with everything from cameras to camping gear to musical instruments.

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