Ruin as Art

I really like this picture, which I took in a ruined building in Maybrook, NY.  The building has been so stripped and is in such a state of disrepair, that in a photo like this, there are very few cues as to the correct orientation of the photo.  Is the camera pointing up at a skylight? Was the photo taken in landscape or portrait orientation? There are enough features to tell, but just barely. The image is almost abstract; it’s more about the lines and textures, the lights and shadows, than about the actual content.


About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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5 Responses to Ruin as Art

  1. gemma says:

    Beautiful photo!

  2. This is Awesome! you should get a large print of this framed. I’ve been meaning to come by and comment about how I’ve enjoyed getting your blog updates in my email inbox. The origami continues to blow me away! Keep up the great work – spiritual and artistic!

    God Bless,

    P.S. don’t hurt yourself going in those dilapidated buildings 😉

  3. Pete Wilco says:

    Fr. Matt I shared this a link to this picture on my FB wall inviting others. Thank you for allowing us to join you on your journeys.

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