Old things have always inspired me…as a child it was clambering around old castle ruins in Wales. This was long before I had a camera. And when I did, I usually took images for the record, never really thought about how I could create the atmosphere, the mood I felt when exploring.
The older me always liked ruins of all descriptions, but often had to make do with semi restored ruins:
I would love to do Urbex, but alas no longer have the health for it. So, when exploring old places, I try to find the bits that don’t look too restored, a bit of decay evident:
More recently, I have been creating still lifes with found old stuff:
And I’m starting to think about how to create the images I really want, and slowly I might get there!
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