I find manmade objects being slowly reclaimed by nature absolutely fascinating. Whether deep in the woods or on a windswept beach, the forces that build and nurture can be found consuming and destroying. Here a picninc table — a mundane object of recreation — is slowly sinking and being covered by sand. The waves pound and the wind pushes. This object — meant to withstand the pressures of abuse by picnickers and vandals — stands no chance against them.
In a moment of reflection this poor table’s story seems allegorical, a mirror of our own journey: created, consumed, destroyed, forgotten.
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- Camera: Mamiya 6 medium-format rangefinder
- Lens: Mamiya 75mm
- Filter: #15 deep yellow
- Film: Fuji Neopan 400 rated at 320
- Developer: Rodinal 1+50
- Development: Small tank for 11 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius. Agitation was for the first thirty seconds, then five inversions per minute.
- Date: December, 2011
- Location: 43.850484, -78.922690
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- Copyright: © 2011 Chris Jones. All rights reserved. More information.
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