Wednesday, May 11, 2005

the window

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It's impossible to say why I have such a fascination with abandoned buildings. There's a certain order in decay. At first the building simply looks shabby and ugly, but somewhere down the line it crosses into the realm of decrepit beauty. Peeling paint becomes an abstract pattern and old window caulking hangs draped like icing on a bizarre wedding cake. There's a slight hint of form inside the dark window, suggesting secrets that lie inside.

6 comments:

Chris B said...

another great black and white shot! I'm almost jealous that there's no empty buildings in my area. I'd be out shooting them, too. Not to freak you out or anything, but the window reminds me of a hungry mouth!

D3 said...

I really like this pic.

Zanne said...

Chris, I love your point of view! You're probably awesome at taking Rohrshack tests. It seems there's nothing BUT empty buildings around here. Empty barns, empty farmhouses, old empty gas stations. This is an area in flux....between the past and the encroaching future.
Regards, Suzanne

Rurality said...

Oh I love them too! This pic really makes me want to peek inside. Nice.

pilgrim said...

Great B&W and wise words about decay. Maybe the reason it's appealing is that "we are dust and will become dust"

Pablo said...

You have an eye for photographic subjects that is the same as the eye Wyeth had for painted subjects. Long may you blog and enrich the lives of those of us who have the privilege to visit your site!