What looked like nothing more than trash turned out to be some very interesting images
All this quarantining stuff has really been a challenge. I’ve thought about taking pictures of all the animals, or the children, or perhaps the sky on an interesting day full of fluffy cumulus stuff. None of that has yet to prove inspiring or cooperative. Other people’s cats may not mind posing for pictures, but ours do and fight it every time I try. The children aren’t much better. Clouds are probably my best choice but dang it, they always seem to end up behind power lines that make the editing a pain in the ass. So, I’ll still work with pictures from the archives for now.
First off, because I spent so much time on this week’s pictures, I didn’t have time to go back and link last week’s pictures. If you want to see more of the black and white figure work, click here.
The photos we chose this week originated in 2006 when a Daimler-Chrysler plant was in the process of being demolished. I honestly don’t remember the exact circumstances of how we came to the then-abandoned site. I know we didn’t have permission to be there (like that’s ever stopped me) and apparently I wasn’t using my camera, though it’s not clear whose camera I was using. I know it was a Canon and that’s about it. I remember the covered stairway that took employees from the parking lot across the street to the plant. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get too close due to additional fencing, but we got close enough.
The result this week was a set of six images that were painstaking to complete. Each one is processed multiple times (which takes forever) and carefully composited together to create the final image. They are unique. A couple of them border on abstract. Any of them would look good hanging on a wall somewhere.
One note about that wall-hanging thing. These are super-busy images with a lot going on in the details that aren’t immediately seen in the images below. For that reason, I’m strongly recommending that they be hung on walls that don’t have much else on them. Put them on a busy wall or too close to other artwork and the effect is going to be diminished.
Here are the works mounted, one of which I intentionally put in a place that creates some irony. I’ll let you figure out which one it is. With each, click on the image or the title to get a more detailed view of the image.
These are also more expensive. I spent so much time with these that my head was throbbing by the time I was done. There has to be some compensation for that.
Enjoy the works and feel free to ask questions in the comments below!
Yeah, there’s a touch of irony/sarcasm in the placement of that last one. [grin]