Virtual Show: part Tabula Rasa

I don’t remember my artist statement/bio to reproduce it here as IP did hers, but suffice it to say it was a bit of overheated prose about the nature of modern romanticism, the camera I shoot with, and my tolerance for my wife’s cats.

[Because I can I’m going to butt-in to insert Tabula Rasa’s Artist Statement  -tip]

We worship the new and improved. Retailers and fast food restaurants lead the way, razing and rebuilding their stores before they begin to look even a bit dated. The old and abandoned are rarely seen, as they are usually hidden in forgotten or “bad” parts of town. But decay can be beautiful. The stripped, stark buildings we visit offer up their charms to those who look. Peeling paint explodes in fractal patterns, twisted metal casts odd shadows, and deserted workstations echo their former occupants. To step into them is to enter a world foreign to ours, one beautiful, dangerous and haunting in turn.

Ahem.
So, without further ado, here are the ten shots that make up my contribution to Tresspass.

Eastown Theater
Detroit, MI

TheaterHDR2.wp

 

The Inexplicable Tricycle
Gary, IN

trike1.wp

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Nave And Sky
Gary, IN

MethodistHDR2.wp

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Lobby
Gary, IN

Light&Gas Lobby2.wp

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Late Afternoon Graffiti
Gary, IN

graffittiroom.wp

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Elevator And Stairwell
Gary, IN

elevator.wp

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Machine Room Detail #4
East St. Louis, IL

ArmourWheel2 (2).wp

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Freezer Doors
East St. Louis, IL

ArmourDoors.wp

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Open Floorplan
East St. Louis, IL

ArmourDawn.wp

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Ambassador Noir
Gary, IN

AmbNoir.wp

4 responses

  1. What a great portfolio for show, wow. This is almost *too* much firepower in one showing, TR.
    (sidenote: having followed you guys for a bit now, it was fun remembering each of these shots from their original airings, I was a fan of each! :)

    July 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

  2. Thanks, SI. On that note, it gave me a chuckle to go back recently and see that the tricycle shot was from a post on authenticity, as it was shown with other shots that were partially staged. That topic of authenticity wound up being the one thing I was asked about the most at the show. (For the record, the bike was reoriented slightly on the spot where it already was laying).

    July 16, 2014 at 6:28 am

  3. What a perfect collection of your work for the show! Each time I look at a particular image, I find something new.

    July 19, 2014 at 7:18 am

    • Thanks, Cynthia! It was exciting to exhibit for the first time.

      July 20, 2014 at 12:26 am

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