Glowing Night Photos of 24 Hour Convenience Stores by Harlan Erskine
Harlan Erskine's "Ten Convenient Stores" is a series of photographs documenting the common architectural details of America's convenience stores. Referencing the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Erskine sets the stores in the same straight ahead angle highlighting the differences in each store’s product display and unique advertisements. The project is concerned with the consumer culture of immediacy, 24-hour availability, information overload, and the loss of local identity. "By using a large format camera the scene contains vastly more detail than the human eye can digest at once." says Erskine, "Thus, it is the ideal way to document the information overload."