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Found in a Wrecking Yard  #1
Found in a Wrecking Yard #1
jomari


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Collection: October Photo Essay : Found in a Wrecking Yard
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Location: Yendon Smash Repairs, Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Aperture: 4
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2014

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11/11/2014 03:40:21 PM
Colours. Forms. Lines. Made items, made redundant by abuse/misuse, made new by the artist. All presented in their otherworldly importantness. Well, perhaps not the skeleton.

Best for me is the imagined joy you had in collecting these beauties. A treasure of your own making.

I also found the unexpected ending to my liking.

Looking forward to your next one.
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11/06/2014 08:08:25 PM
We've been transported to a metallic amoeba colony on planet Ballarat. This is wonderful, Marion. You have collected so many interesting, ambiguous and anthropomorphic images in such a creative way, a delight for the inner child while we climb all over these relics.
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11/05/2014 10:49:30 PM
I love found art. It's a transformative process that demonstrates the difference, or one of the differences, between an artist and a mere photographer. And genuinely transformative images of found objects are a bottomless well of wonder for the observer. It takes two gifts to do this stuff as well as you have: curiosity and imagination. And they are the only two truly vital, vital signs of an artist. For the record, my favourite of them all is #9, which becomes an abandoned space station, still silently circling a beautiful but chillingly silent planet. Our last moving artefact, it has become. A bloody beauty, mate. Thank you.
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11/03/2014 02:57:53 PM
simple but very effective concept. you tell us that it's in a wrecking yard, but you don't show us ruin, you show how the close look reveals beauty.

for this reason, I also found #6 distracting, as it's not close enough, but had no problem with the other photos.
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11/02/2014 12:33:29 PM
I can see why you were attracted to this subject matter. A lovely collection of textures and as found objects. I particularly like how you ended the story with a boy gazing at us through a reflection in the mirror. Maybe we just followed him around while he studied all the wreckage. It's certainly visual stimulating and makes a fine essay.
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11/02/2014 11:16:06 AM
Marion, this is a fascinating collection of images. I love that you ended it with the human touch. The abstract images are what appeal to me the most. Really well done.
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11/01/2014 12:30:33 PM
Marion, you examined the detritus and made us look unemotionally but keenly at fragments devoid of the past stories of neglect, old age, violence, disasters .The last image, of immense sweetness brings us back and completes marvelously our voyage. You seem to say that the way we shall engage in exploring shall be truly without any preconceptions, childlike.
This first image seems to show the diamond in formation although it's clear that it's more fool's gold - the successive pictures are much stronger though.
There are some pictures that to me do not bring much strength to what I think was your intention (#6, 9, 16 and 18)
All the rest are jewels.
I like a lot the way some crystalline images are followed by strong accents of material in search of a new expression. On a different topic, you used a camera that was much beloved by me, a perfect companion.
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