Recent Photographs: all photographs © 1969-2021 by Carl Weese
Carl, you've done enough of these small town buildings that I'm beginning to wonder if there is a plan afoot? Anything you'd care to share about what your selection process is? I'm always curious how others decide what to photograph...
Kent, it's not so much a plan as simple curiosity. I'm not a conceptualist--I photograph what interests me. I could be fancy and say that Vernacular Architecture often fascinates me, but so do lots of other things. One thing I am doing is looking at similar areas (like older, small industrial towns that were formerly more prosperous than now) in different parts of the country. Not a formal compare and contrast, just curiosity again.
Carl, I find it interesting that you're obviously drawn to the "urban" environment, and yet I'd still consider you a "landscape" photographer. When I think about it though, I understand that the landscapes available in our towns and cities are often more accessable than what remains of our "wilderness." Anyway, I really enjoy your curiosity about the Northeast, as I'm doing similar things here in Virginia, albeit w/ a haphazard formalist approach.
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