Monday, April 30, 2012

The Beauty of Decay - Inglewood, pt II

More from the urban decay photo adventure from a couple weekends ago in Inglewood - a set of buildings awaiting a refresh, or demolition to make way for something new.  These were the film shots, all taken with a Kiev 88CM on Ilford XP2 Super 400.  The results are super contrasty cause I shot them at 800, but the lab refused to push them the extra stop in processing, and so I had to recover the details in the scanner.

Urban Decay - Hooked

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-4

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Urban Decay - Inglewood II-6

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-7

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-9

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-10

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-11

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-5

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-3

Urban Decay - Inglewood II-2

Urban Decay - Inglewood II

And somewhat related to this theme of beauty in decay, I caught a glimpse of someone from my past at the Comic Con this weekend.  Wasn't sure whether to say hello or not, and by the time I'd decided to take a second pass and see if she was still there, it was too late anyways.  Got me thinking about how far I've come these past 7 years.  Strangely, it was the tragedy and loss of then that led me to the happiness of today.  Semisonic had the truth of it in their (one hit) song, Closing Time.  "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

So this may seem weird and out of the blue, but… thank you.  Anita and I owe you more than you can imagine.

1 comment:

  1. the urban decay images even of the hooks are peaceful.