Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Church of God

West of Richmond, Virginia

The sign above the door was very faded but still legible. I've made photographs of many rural churches over the years. As with the drive-in theaters series, I find it fascinating how the church architecture, repeating themes and forms that are never twice exactly the same, relate to the surrounding landscape. Unlike the theaters, I've never gone out looking for the church buildings, they just turn up on other travels. This time, I was exploring a bit in Virginia with a photographer friend from Austria who had come over for the opening of a group exhibit in Richmond.

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