My fascination with industrial structures and machines created two centuries ago are appealing to me. Those that became obsolete due to modern invention are still resting where they once thrived, visible to the workers who have also become obsolete. These aspects were crucial for my inspiration in writing, music and photography, all of which have been lifesaving ambitions. It was the perfect night to capture these ghosts of industrialism with my mechanical relic from the 20th century, as they stood dormant in the fog.
All my images have not been altered in photoshop, filters, touched up, colorized or modified in any way. What you see is exactly what I was looking at, in that moment, between 11 to 30 seconds. In my attempt to paint a picture of Milton within that moment, I have termed these images as “Celluloid Impressionism”; captured moments of shifting light and shadows on film. Within the abandon and decay I had found inspiration and paradise in Milton, and I hope these photos reflect this truth.
-Burton C. Bell
Burton’s independently released book PARADISE FOUND, and original pieces are available for sale at the online shop.
[Images are (c) Burton C Bell 2023 and are watermarked]
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