Saturday, 25 July 2015

Post Industrial Art (P.I.A).

Hello everybody

I really have to apologise for not posting sooner, even after saying I was going to post soon. Life has thrown a few things at me which have delayed my posting. I'm not going to bore you with them, but I will say that I dislocated my right kneecap about two months ago. It is by far the most painful thing I have experienced. It was worse than any of the broken bones I have had, and I've had quite a few of those. As my studio, where my graphics PC is installed is at the top of the house, two floors up that is, It stopped me posting to this blog for some time.

Other things have got in the way after I started to recover, but they are resolving and here I am. Thank you all for your patience. I was watching the page hits and saw some of my regular over-seas visitors dropping by. I hope you are all still with me and have not written this blog off. Thank you all for your support.

I'm going to inset one image here, as I know how boring it can be reading screens of text. After that, a few lines on my P.I.A. then the rest of the images will follow.

This is going to be the cover of my P.I.A. book, 
if/when I can be bothered or find the time to work on it.

Now on with the real reason you are here looking at this site. I mentioned in an earlier post that my Post Industrial Art (P.I.A.) takes several forms. One is simply wandering about with a camera looking for unusual, old, decaying properties, or even cracks in the pavement, or the sides of rubbish skips, where the damaged paint can produce some amazing images.

Another aspect of P.I.A opened up for me a few years ago. I'd gone round a disused, partially burned out plastic recycling works taking photos. I got some good shots and was pleased with the results. I emailed them to a friend of mine, (Hi Darren). He emailed back saying he liked them but they left him feeling depressed, as they reminded him of all the industry this country has lost over the last 20 years or so. He asked if I could possibly re-work the photos into a more cheerful, eye pleasing form. I spent some time doing just that, Then emailed them to Darren. He liked them, I was encouraged to produce more. So Darren is the guy to thank for pushing me into another direction.

O.K. Curtains and lights, on with the show:

A haunted place

Archimedes screw

Only a northern town
(title from a Beatles song)

Electric candles

Benign B9

Dawn breaking


Rust never sleeps
(title of a Neil Young album)

Farm sculpture

White shelves
(one of Darren's favourites)

Tin rag

Asbestos crab

Shelf perspective

Sunken building

View point

Sounds from an empty room
(one of my all time favourites)

Formation transformed

Agent orange
(I wondered what had made these dots on the floor,
then I looked up and saw small holes in the tin roof
where rain and seeping through. It was a perfect shot.)

War wounds

There you have it, twenty photos, I hope they pleased some of you. I hope, as always, that you are inspired to go out with a camera, or sketch pad, pencil and a set of colours, to find and record you own unusual objects or scenes.

If you have a favourite image on this page, please leave me a comment, they are always appreciated.

I think I shall make my next post a varied collection my abstract art and possibly abstract photos too.

Until then, keep your eyes open for the unusual and be kind to each other.


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