If you follow my blog you’ve probably seen quite a few of these images before. However, even though these images really don’t go together at all squares and angles are very dominant in all of them, whether through compositional elements or pictoral elements.
After I created this series, my professor pointed out that the scenery reminds him of the midwest. I grew up in Indiana, so I’m pretty familiar with the midwestern landscape, but in no way consciously had it in mind when creating this series. Regardless, ever since, this series has reminded me of “home” – of my time growing up, of my mothers side of the family, of nostalgia in general (of course I didn’t grow up with a 1940s Ford…). So here, I present to you my neighborhood.
So, no, I didn’t take these photos this week, but I did take them quite recently, and I’ve been so crazy busy with this senior project that creating photos for some other purpose really doesn’t seem very plausible at the moment. However, I really want to start giving this weekly photo challenge thing a try.
Both of these images were taken at Public School #4, here in Jacksonville. The first is a detail shot of one of the old classrooms. The floor is coated in old school records from the 70s. The 2nd image was taken on the stage of the school’s auditorium. This stage has suffered so much fire damage, and everything is in crumbly, burnt, pieces. The figures are both HO-scale (roughly 1″ tall). I used my Canon eos rebel t1i with a 100mm lens.