Under the sea ~

In August 2004, somebody set fire to the dumpster at the apartment building at the end of our street. The paint on the dumpster peeled and turned bizarre colors. What a bonanza! I got a lot of abstract photographs out of that act of vandalism. This one wasn’t good enough for an exhibit (not sharp enough in key places), but I like the way the peeling has created the shape of a fish. To me this form usually looks as if it’s floating on top of the blue, when in fact it’s made up of the underlying metal. Once you see this, you can make the “fish” recede and then “resurface” repeatedly, until you’re dizzy or your eyes start to water. I’ll post one or two sharp dumpster photos in the coming days. This shot was taken with film, then digitized.

2 thoughts on “Under the sea ~

  1. So “somebody” set fire to the dumpster?

    Do you have something to confess? I suspect that the applicable statute of limitations has expired . . .

    (P.S.: Cool photo.)


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