photo series: characterrific (a letter from abroad)

i started to “collect letters” during my trip to namibia & south africa in september 2007.
once i had sensitized myself to single characters, they seemed to stand out pretty much everywhere, and during the last 1.5 years, i was able to capture some beautiful letters, numbers and signs “in the wild”1.

all of them are available in resolutions between 5 and 10 megapixel, which makes them perfect for “writing” something on a wall with poster-size prints, like this:

here’s a bunch of my favourites:

[view photos: a letter from abroad]

  1. except for the noodle photos, which i took for another project. []

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