The Storm No. 5 - Pause

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The Storm No. 5 - Pause

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The Storm No. 5 - Pause

After the first few initial raindrops, before the bulk of the storm arrives, a brief pause takes hold.  The silence is broken by a single clap of thunder. The storm begins.

7598 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA

Original Dumpster Color: Grayish-blue

I had the pleasure of photographing this particular dumpster twice.  Once in September and again in October of 2018. It was sitting outside an old appliance repair shop, filled with old washing machines and assorted appliances.  I photographed it twice because I was so happy with the images I captured the first time around. I did have a couple of people ask me what I was doing, but after I explained, they just gave me a strange look (which I’ve gotten used to at this point) and walked away.  What was unusual about this dumpster was the color combined with its size. I usually don’t encounter large dumpsters with this particular coloring, so when I do, I take a lot of photographs. I ended up with about 85 images of this dumpster, realistically only five or six will make there way into a series.  I find that different colored dumpsters yield very different results, this color produces a lot of images as opposed to the green dumpsters found all over town which may yield one or two shots. This image is my favorite of the eighty plus images I took of this particular dumpster. It was the shot that inspired me to look at dumpsters as paintings.  I love the subtle scrapes and marks at the bottom in contrast with the decisive, strong black mark entering the composition from the top. By inspecting dumpsters up close, you start to see individual paintings as opposed to an unsightly metal beast.

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Each photographic image is professionally printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultrasmooth 305 gsm paper,  a smooth bright paper with 100% rag content making it highly archival.  Image is then mounted on a museum quality, painted wood panel, varnished, and wired for hanging.  In addition to signing, dating, and numbering each piece, you will also receive an image of the original dumpster as well as the story behind the image.