Umbrella Insurance

May 2013, Brooklyn NY

I added some new photos of broken umbrellas to my Unfortunate Umbrella project. The one above is the most recent one. This one caught my eye immediately but there was always someone either walking a dog right by it or on their cell phone and I didn’t want to be weird so I walked past it twice, promising myself I’d go back and snap a photo of it at some point. Finally, a day later on my 3rd attempt, it was still there so I knew I had to take it or it could have been my last chance. I’m glad I waited because the arrangement of things around it had shifted a bunch and I really like how it came out. It gives a few cues towards our culture.

You can see the rest in my Unfortunate Umbrella gallery.