Shapes and textures are fascinating to me; they are particularly more so in decaying structures where the uniformity and smoothness of modern materials has weathered away.
But recording these, often reinforces the decaying aspect of the structures. The viewer considers the image in the light of this dismal state and thus is left thinking negative thoughts. It is my intention to leave the viewer with a positive impression. With thinking that having the texture that comes with aging is a good thing, and should stay around for awhile.
The shapes in these images have differing visual weight and proportion. Where texture exists on a wall, the texture’s shape is defined by the edges of the frame.
I strive to portray the shapes in balance with one another. This sense of balance then elevates the image away from the negative aspect of decay.