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Several years ago I was the Art Director for a photo shoot involving pharmaceutical packaging. I was sitting on the floor of the production room watching the shoot and was struck by the abject BOREDOM displayed by the very tired production workers on the production line. They were all just sitting there, not moving, not engaging, not doing, not anything... I was so struck by their almost desperate look about them, that I snapped a picture with my own camera (there was a photographer taking the 'real' pictures).
That photo is the basis of this digital collage. I am always stuck by some un-nameable feeling when I look at this picture and it jumped into my head as soon as I saw "routine" as the word this week.