Seeing Authenticity

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I have been looking for visual indications of authenticity in photographs I’ve taken in neighborhood coffee shops. The establishments depicted here are of the anti-franchise. They are all wonderful, and for me, each one – restaurant, bar, or coffee shop, features particulars that characterize authenticity. Particulars revealing a temporary repair or spontaneous signage or the accommodation of fire suppression equipment or new wiring. Particulars may grow like a reef or pile up as accretions in layers and lumps and a little bump-out for the cash register.

All of these exposures seem to have been made in winter – likely due to my need for a cozy refuge and desire to crawl up inside a living thing.
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