Travelling through West Virginia and Ohio I came upon the decay of a town once bursting with life because of a connected rail system. The impending storm and desolation speaks of the unavioidable effects of technological change upon once thriving communities. If I were to extend this into a larger project for entrance into art competitions, I would use rephotography, archival research, and HDR photography to create a collection of work about the effects of new/changing technologies upon old town networks and communities. My great-grandfather worked for the rail system as a depot agent in a small, midwest town. I would incorporate his notebooks and railroad signal code book from 1945 in an in-depth body of work related to midwest rail culture, connectedness, and decay in small towns.
A small collection of photographs related to my interests in HDR with digital processing and exploring changes in town environments over time. I frequently photograph broken textures and colors, and have an interest in caputuring the loss of architecture.