Scribbled by Force

Scribbled by Force | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 32mm. | 1/320 | F5 | ISO 200

Etched by life is eigenlijk een vorm van Abstract. Ook hier wordt door isolatie gezocht naar een autonoom beeld dat van zichzelf een schone compositie is. Het eigene van Etched by life is, dat de schoonheid hier door de tand des tijds is ontstaan. Langdurig botsen, krassen, schuren, roesten, eroderen, etc. ligt ten grondslag aan deze foto’s. Schoonheid komt met de jaren; zoals in een getekend gezicht. Het heeft voor mij ook iets met vergankelijkheid te maken, terwijl Abstract meer tijdloos is.
Wat me ook aanspreekt is het onbedoelde dan wel onvermijdelijke in deze foto’s. In de wereld waaruit deze beelden komen wordt meestal grof werk verricht. Industrie-terreinen, havens, etc. In de realiteit van dat gebeuren gaat het hier om lelijke beschadigingen die nodig om onderhoud vragen. Maar ondanks alle preventieve verflagen weet het leven zich er toch steeds weer langzaam maar onafwendbaar in te vreten. En mooi!

Etched by life Is a special kind of Abstract. Here also the photo has to be an autonomous image, that speaks fully for itself. Special is that the beauty arises through the test of time in slow processes of colliding; scratching; scraping; corroding, etc. Beauty comes with the years. For me it has a lot to do with perishableness.
I also like the unintentionality and/or the inevitability in these photo’s. The shots come from places with rough, hard labour. Industrial area’s, harbors, construction sites, etc.; where these things are damages that need maintenance. But despite of all preventive precautions, life will find it’s way. And beautiful!

Archipelago

Archipelago | Nikon D700 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/320 | F8 | ISO 200

Triple Chained

Triple Chained | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 42mm. | 1/200 | F7.1 | ISO 220

Cracked and a Cross

Cracked and a Cross | Nikon D700 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/3200 | F8 | ISO 200

Turned Craqeulé

Turned Craqeulé | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 48mm. | 1/125 | F7.1 | ISO 400

Black on Blue

Black on Blue | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 55mm. | 1/200 | F2.8 | ISO 1100

A good Shrinkage

A good Shrinkage | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 38mm. | 1/200 | F13 | ISO 1250

Weathered Steel needs no paint

Weathered Steel needs no paint | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 29mm. | 1/125 | F3.5 | ISO 2500

A Lot going on

A Lot going on | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 42mm. | 1/640 | F8 | ISO 200

Yellow Return

Yellow Return | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 58mm. | 1/160 | F7.1 | ISO 200

Quiet on the Left

Quiet on the Left | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 58mm. | 1/640 | F8 | ISO 200

Scratched on Steel

Scratched on Steel | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 48mm. | 1/200 | F5 | ISO 450

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20 comments
  1. Prachtige serie en ik deel je interesse voor deze krassen van de tijd.

    • harrie said:

      Dankje!

  2. nannus said:

    The Japanese concept of “sabi” comes to mind here. Wonderful pictures!

    • Harrie said:

      Thanks, Nannus. I did not know this concept, so I looked it up and it suites the shots very well. Reading about it even gave me the feeling of being ‘on the right path’; if such exists…

  3. You are a photographer after my own heart. I’m a huge fan of stains, goo, scratches, dents, dings, cracks, and other weird human debris. These are great!

  4. These are quite wonderful. The last image – b&w has an organic feeling to it. As if they are birch tree bark gone crazy. The colors on “Weathered Steel” are very strong. Your eye is drawn down the left side of the vertical form to a subtle yellow patch and then swirl up and around. Thank you for suggesting that I look at them.

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