Laundry

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Don't you just love the smell of freshly washed clothes? Those beautiful photographs by Sivan Askayo are part of an ongoing laundry series that began in the vibrant alleyways of Tel Aviv and took her all around the world including London, Madrid and even Florence. Sivan believes that there is something very personal and private, yet so public about laundry. As much as we don’t want to admit it, laundry tells of people's intimate lives and their families. It really makes sense, doesn’t it?

I remember a few years ago while on a trip in Venice, Balazs and I had tons of fun spotting outdoor laundry lines hanging from each building. It’s such a typical sight in the city. Don’t you just love those photos? xo

P.S: Passanti.

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14 comments:

Karena said...

I do, Diana in some cases it is like sculptural flags or artistic sculptures!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Vintage Market Place said...

Its is so cool
As a kid you always saw in everyones back yard the lines and on a spring day the clothes flapping in the wind.
Something so peaceful about those memories.
Now most neighborhoods prohibit the drying of clothing outdoors, stating that it is an eyesore for the HOAs

Amy

dotblogg said...

it's amazing you wrote about it, because one of my favourite photographs I took in Italy was laundry hanging somewhere outside the tourist tracks in Venice..:))I like these pictures very much!they are fantastic!
hugs
J

katie said...

wow those are awesome photos! i didn't even know what i was looking at at first!

ching said...

i like the different perspective portrayed in these. very nice.

Kate Lewis said...

ahhhh, lovely!

Eliza Jane said...

Beautiful photographs!

Diana Mieczan said...

I can totally see that, Karena! Great point:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I have those memories as well, Amy:) Totally peaceful!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so cool, J. Italy is a perfect place for laundry-lines spotting, isn't it?

Patricia Villamil said...

Those images are gorgeous, whoever thought of photographing laundry on a line was a genius.

Annie said...

I miss seeing laundry hanging outside! You rarely see that (in the US) anymore..

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally agree, Patricia:)

Lena P Cox said...

I do love the photos. It reminded me of the Amish territories...you are so right laundry identifies people. Keep up the interesting, yet simple things others just don't even notice, journey. I shall join you.

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