Corporation Capture


I have known the inexorable sadness of pencils,
Neat in their boxes, dolor of pad and paper weight,
All the misery of manilla folders and mucilage,
Desolation in immaculate public places,
Lonely reception room, lavatory, switchboard,
The unalterable pathos of basin and pitcher,
Ritual of multigraph, paper-clip, comma,
Endless duplicaton of lives and objects.
And I have seen dust from the walls of institutions,
Finer than flour, alive, more dangerous than silica,
Sift, almost invisible, through long afternoons of tedium,
Dropping a fine film on nails and delicate eyebrows,
Glazing the pale hair, the duplicate grey standard faces.
    Theodore Roethke

Captured via webcam


  1. I really like this sequence, Sean. It looks as though it's been through some of the Photoshop effects. Has it?

  2. Thanks Martin, yeah, I added some "watercolor" effect to both disguise the people and emphasize the painterly quality I saw when I watched the video feed. Edward Hopper meets Mark Rothko!(These are simply screen captures off my computer.) Also had to fool with the brightness/contrast/color a bit given the rotten fluorescent lighting.