Art in the Ruins

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliot Erwitt

Looking and seeing. Similar, yet completely different. The art of photography requires technique. Giving voice to an image requires something deeper, more personal. This process of discovery requires dedication and patience. Learning to listen to your spirit and trust your inner voice.

The one thing in life we can count on is change. Sometimes by choice, often by the random surprise of life. This building was changed by fire. A space of transition. I felt oddly comforted as I explored the walls and familiar objects changed by fire. What is the metaphor and beauty in this disaster? I had an idea to explore. Images to follow very soon!

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Just wanted to drop in and say that I am loving your personal project work, as well as the new look blog – very cool changes 🙂

    UK-Gill 🙂

  2. “The one thing in life we can count on is change.”

    Ain’t that the truth?!

    I love this building and I love the way you’ve create such interesting images of it.

    Amazing, you are.

  3. Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments. I appreciate that you noticed the changes. 🙂

  4. Beautiful Photographs Randy. I am very much looking forward to seeing the work you produce in 2008. I love that fact that you are constantly pushing yourself and evolving creatively. This project of yours is really great!

    Mat

  5. I love the abstractness our your view of the ruins. Very telling and emotional. These photos are a reminder that some change can be distructive and damaging. Yet some souls can see the beauty in the ruins, see beauty in change.

  6. ~~It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place~~

    these are the exact words they thought us in the school of art and photography – many years ago…and I love to do “details” too the most.

    Great blog!

  7. it’s amazing how simple details often overlooked hold many stories.
    and your photos reveal those untold stories.

    good work.

  8. Beautiful images, Where some would only see destruction, you have revealed art.

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