"Junk of the World"
Popular cliché states, "One man's trash is another
man's treasure." That certainly holds true in my case,
where photos of the junk of the world make up some of the
most unique and interesting shots I have taken. Some junk
is an art form, like old car grills from the 1930s or abandoned
old barns. Good junk is something that is OK to climb on,
get inside of, to pretend with. Just look at small children
on a playground train!
Humans build mountains of junk. Our production creates many
things, which we use and then we expend great amounts of energy
to dispose of. While hauling the recycling bin to the curb
once a week isn't too much energy, disposing of monstrous
items like airplanes or trucks is another story.
Recent shoots include
the Arizona desert "AMARC" where hundreds upon hundreds
of airplanes, all in various states of disrepair are "housed"
until they can be refurbished, parted or torn completely asunder.