Death & Decay
All photographers photograph some aspect of death, decay or both because that is where strong texture is found. Crumbling buildings, ancient artifacts, weathered walls, animal or plant remains are all fair game, as is graffiti with its connotation of urban decay.
- Artifacts - In photography, rust is our friend, and in colder places such as Iceland it coats objects with a beautiful patina of brown, seemingly without destroying the objects themselves. Peeling paint, with its once protective usage now gone to seed, also offers up many exciting possibilities for image making.
- Botanical - The cycle of life and death is conveniently played out for photographers over the course of a single year and the poster boys for this process are leaves.
- Buildings - There is something un-utterably sad about something that was made to be lived in but now lies empty, forlorn and forgotten.
- Machu Picchu - What an inspiring and mysterious place this is – truly a wonder of the world, perched high in the mountains and often wrapped in swirling mists. Seeing such an example of human engineering gives me life and hope from a specter of death and decay.
- Remains - Whenever I see animal remains I feel so saddened that a passing has been unmarked and unmourned. Let these few images form belated virtual marker stones for lives now gone.