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Fresh button ups. Taken through the open window of a dry cleaners. Shot on Portra 400 with a Leica M3.
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Fresh button ups. Taken through the open window of a dry cleaners. Shot on Portra 400 with a Leica M3.

The photo was taken on a Sunday through the open window of a dry cleaners. The repetition of crisp and bright shirts struck me most. There seems to be an interesting conflict between the fresh, airy, implication of a newly pressed white shirt and the weight of the uniformity and 9-5 work week ahead. I thought it spoke to the culture of white collar jobs in America.

TAGS: Laundry, Massachusetts, Uniform

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Easthampton, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Image Source: print_negative
Date Taken: 06.2018
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 30, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Camera Make: NORITSU KOKI
Camera Model: EZ Controller
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