Thursday, July 31, 2008

City Shapes





I'm riffing on Cityscapes, I really can't think of anything better to call the post. I've been trying to keep the posts nightly, these photos being from the beginning of the Bubbly Creek camera shots, but I switched to Comcast on Monday, posted that night, and then Tuesday promptly tried to electrocute myself by touching the filament in a broken light bulb still in the socket in my closet.n For good measure, I was on a stool and my other (balancing) hand was on my old hard drive. My arm went numb to my elbow and I shorted out the power in three rooms for about 42 hours. On the plus side, my sinuses cleared pretty good, quiete possibly from my girly-scream. You've seen other photos, and how I can stand in a spot and wait for the right shot, as with the first photo. Taken at the Washington/Wells el stop, I was happily surprised that the lamps reflected on the train car. The next photo was in the alley behind the Cultural Center, I just like all the angles of white paint. The last is back up north near Belmont. I walked up the alley near Sheffield until I found a decent building with a broken window or dangling air conditioner, which I did just past School Street. All diverse shots, but I kinda like when I stick with shots of squalor and buildings that are doomed. I'll work on that....Wayne

9 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

The colors, textures & angles in the 2nd photo are quite artistic. I'm not much for the urban scene, but I'd bet you could sell that one.

Lana Gramlich said...

Damn...Google cut me off. I meant to add; "Very cool. I like this!"

Charles Gramlich said...

Damn man. I'm glad you're still alive. I've never been badly shocked, but even a little shock hurts.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Hey, Lana. Never been one to think about selling photos. Call me crazy. I guess if I wanted to have a gallery showing, I'd start with the skeleton and the Wild Irish Rose bottle.

Charles, its just another reason to believe that I'll continue to cheat death until I'm nothing more than a brain stem and two eyes in a jar. In Sid Williams' house.)

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G. W. Ferguson said...

I've been deeply digging the Cityscape Series, having a... thing... for urban scenery and abandoned places. You may have inspired me to wander the streets of Richmond and do something similar, though without your eloquence.

Ya know, there ARE better ways to reboot your brain than with 110 volts AC. Bourbon and meth come to mind.

Steve Malley said...

Electricity- YIKES!

Here, the lights run on 220/DC. Not sure if that's better or worse...

HemlockMan said...

I can see photos of beautiful buildings anytime. I like the ones of poverty and squalor.

Be careful with electricity.

I am looking at my copy of TRUE TALES OF HE SCARLET SPONGE right now. Somehow, it appeared on my desk. I don't know how. Either my son or wife found it and put it there. It's been on a bookshelf for months.

Capcom said...

Dang, be more careful with yourself, wouldja?! :-O Glad that your'e OK.