Yesterday I started musing about the T-Shirts I have collected and what I can do with them. I concluded that they could be photographed being worn; that they could be photographed as items in their own right; that their images could be displayed together in a variety of ways (I kept thinking they would look good on a mug); and that the original physical artefacts could be transformed into other things such as cushions.
Today I took the T-Shirts out and had a good look at them. There are 10 (with one duplicate which I shall ignore). Then I thought some more – but this time about what they meant to me. This time I concluded that they are trophy items – I have them as evidence that I was somewhere or did something; that, as I thought previously, that they could be photographed as items in their own right; that they remind me about the purpose or event they were created for; and that, finally, they, invoke the personal feelings I have about those purposes and events. These will be the four aspects which I shall be trying to capture in coming weeks