SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

Symmetry

At a roadside rest stop I saw this cop walking over to make an inquiry of the driver of the Michelin truck and was amused momentarily by the symmetry of the scene; the colors of their uniforms, the dual cellphones, the pair of comic book images. It was just a moment in passing, but something about it was potentially interesting.

Meanwhile a friend has been involved with a project that involves crude, hand made Michelin men figures, photographed in an African nation where Michelin doesn’t support their distributors with any kind of advertising iconography, so the garage guys make their own. This work is currently on its way into a book. Here’s a peek at a few wild images of Michelin men.

09-4 FTC L1032934

09-4 Mich man 3

09-4 Mich Man 2 09-4 Mich Man 1

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3 thoughts on “SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

  1. Jose Luis Esarte

    I cant imagine how the hell my pictures ended up in your blog. I am proud of my work and happy for been part of such a pretigious blog. Thanks Joel.
    My name is Jose Luis “Leon” Esarte.

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    1. joelmeyerowitz2014 Post author

      JOSE LUIS, I AM WORKING WITH MIGUEL WHO ASKED MY OPINION OF THESE WORKS, AND OTHERS, AND I HELPED INTRODUCE HIM TO A POSSIBLE BOOK PUBLISHER. THEN WHEN MY PICTURE FOR THE DAY HAD A MICHELIN IMAGE I REMEMBERED THESE IMAGES OF YOURS, BUT OF COURSE DIDN’T KNOW WHOSE THEY WERE. I HOPE THIS IS NOT A BAD THING FOR YOU, BUT SOMETHING POSITIVE. THEY ARE A GREAT SERIES! JOEL

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      1. Jose Luis Esarte

        Thanks Joel. Miguel is trying to help us in this project. Of course is not bad for me and I am very proud of been mentioned in your blog which now I follow daily.
        I have lots of pictures of different MAPA (modern african primitive art) concerning the advertising of shops and jobs in countries where most of the people are analphabet.
        Best for you. Joseluis “Leon”

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