Street Poles Street poles are keepers of urban memories all over the world. Even when they are pristine they reflect the local culture in their colors, shape, location, and use. They can be different things to different communities: a political or social totem, an open air bulletin board, a … utility pole! They may blend into society or challenge its norms, express love or hate, fun or pain, rebellion, . Are there 'German' street poles and 'Italian' street poles? Or maybe 'Kyoto' street poles and 'San Francisco' street poles? Are street poles covered with private messages a symbol of freedom or despair? Are clean poles a symbol of a quiet district or of a repressive environment? This is photography of humble subjects, hence silver duct tape - the iconic material of the do-it-yourselfer - is used to frame the pictures. Light foam backing conveys the feeling of caducity. The pictures are assembled vertically, in groups of three or five, hanging on a metal wire that travels behind the pictures and is kept in tension by a weight. This is shown in two videos at the end of this folio. The pictures were taken in Berlin, Milan, San Francisco, and Kyoto. Each picture is about 33cm x 48cm. Prints have been made with the latest pigment technology and with GLOP overcoat for both protection against UV and to reduce bronzing and gloss differential.