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Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow

| Art , Photography

One snowy night, Japanese artist Eiji Ohashi was walking outside when he found himself transfixed by the form of snow that had piled up on top of a vending machine. Outdoor vending machines, especially the ones in remote locations, buried in snowfall, became not only a photographic subject for Ohashi but also a welcome oasis from the harsh winters of Hokkaido. The deep snows can become inconvenient “but even then I can get warm drinks from the vending machines. When I hold a warm bottle that I buy from the vending machine, my feelings relax.”

For a look at more of Ohashi's stunning photos, read the full article at Spoon & Tamago via the link below.