Lust for Rust
Why is it that I find old and rusty discarded items so fascinating? Why do I feel like I am in my photographic element in a junk yard or poking around abandoned buildings? I guess I know the answers to these questions, at least in part. I love wondering about who used the items and how they were at one time a part of someone’s life. Things from the past seem to be much more appealing than our modern day versions … they were made of strong metal instead of cheap plastic. I find the textures provided by time and weather rich and fascinating. And finally, and as I’ve said before, I love the way nature reclaims old abandoned places and things. No longer useful and in their final resting place, they return to Mother Earth.
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Tags: bicycles, gas tanks, junk, photography, rust, weathered