just came across these photos in the non-commissioned section of commercial photographer ilan rubin's portfolio and they really struck me. they're pictures of the wasted odds and ends of the photographic materials used to make his "real" work and there's something about them that's wonderfully pretty and so very modernist inspired--both in their photographic self-reflexiveness and their figuration. they are part of a larger portfolio that contains pictures of simple discarded materials like gum wrappers and recycling. ilan is represented by art department. and you can see more of his commercial work here.
[all ilan rubin. top: film leftovers. bottom: job 783.]