“Rust Spots to Revelation - Art that Speaks”
When I tackle a salvage yard to photograph their rust spots (yes! That's what I do!), I rarely see the story immediately. Rather the color, composition, design, or texture is what attracts me.
Later, when I rotate and flip it in Photoshop, that’s when the story behind the art pops out at me. I then enhance the photo to let the story flow smoothly. However, that is what the photograph means to me; it very well could mean something entirely different to you!
I started creating this kind of art a little bit by accident. Both my dad and my brother owned salvage yards, and I’ve always been a little drawn to them. I was staying with a friend in the Arizona countryside and had a couple of hours to kill before she got off work. Her husband had a mini-salvage yard on their back acreage, so I entertained myself by going out there and photographing. I had so much fun!
I had been a portrait photographer for 25+ years, so groveling around in the mud & muck and photographing little tiny rust spots was a great change of pace. But the real magic happened days later when I started editing in Photoshop. Flipping them around, I immediately began to see stories in them. Like a child looking at clouds, I delighted in the revelations.
I am on a creative roll.
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