Seed Silo

black and white photograph of a metal seed silo

One just has to select the right objects and fit them into the picture precisely, then they tell their own story all by themselves.

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Industrial and mechanical subjects have always been a favorite of mine.  This image; Seed Silo, done in a classical style,  is from a series as of yet unworked images of a seed storage facility that I have photographed frequently over the past few years.  I expect to have this series of images along with other industrial/architectural images ready for sale early in 2016.

Recently I discovered the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher.  For more then forty years they recorded the heritage of an industrial past in Europe and North America.  Their systematic photography of functionalist architecture, often organizing their pictures in grids, brought them recognition as conceptual artists as well as photographers.  Check out this interesting interview with Hilla, and their images at my Pinterest board Photo Masters:  Bernd and Hilla Becher.

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