In the Absence of Meaning

Photos of billboards, poster stands and signs without any graphics. They are photographed in and around Milan, Italy. They are a consequence of declining demand for advertising space because of the economic recession. Besides being a reminder of our consumer society they also seems visually interesting. The absence of imagery and meaning sparks the imagination. Maybe we can project our own thoughts and readings on to them. In a way they could be considered as involuntary abstract artworks.

Thanks to Mathias Molteni for driving assistance.