Rust Reclaimed: surreal photographic images

‘Nature reclaims what man neglects.’

One of my pleasures is photography. One of my passions is manipulating the images I take into statements about how I see the world.

When I create composite images I try to only use those photographs I took at that location. Nothing – not the sky, the plants, the infrastructure – is added from elsewhere. That was the case in the upper image. In the lower one, as a complete contrast, I added Welsh poppies that were growing in my garden as a foreground.

The images for Rust Reclaimed were taken at a remote railway station in North Wales where rusting engines and rolling stock stood alongside the working track. Green leafy plants grew there too and I found the colours vibrant.

The images above were two of those I used in the composites. I’ve always found that I take more photographs of the finer details, the ‘off-the-wall’ take on a situation or place. I enjoy putting these details together with the bigger picture, sometimes allowing them to command the scene in their own right. I hope you enjoy the effect too.

Being creative is the mainstay of my life, and poetry, prose, and photography is where I express my deepest emotions. I also enjoy the challenge of design and create jewellery, fabric bags, and garments and home items in yarn. Diagnosed with ASD at the age of 68 after fifty years in and out of the mental health system, I now aim to explore and share my experiences over these years. Apart from blogs and short articles I'll share my life in my verse and images.

2 thoughts on “Rust Reclaimed: surreal photographic images

  1. Oh wow, how interesting! I don’t think I could ever manage to create something like this, you’ve got a real eye and a talent for it. Love them and especially how at first you almost see a collage, but then you’re not sure, and as your eye wanders you see different perspectives.
    Caz xx

  2. Hi Caz, Hope things going a bit better for you. Thanks for your comment. Interesting you mentioned my seeing a collage. I hadn’t thought of it like that. I guess it’s all about this autistic ‘bottom up thinking’. When my husband & I visit old churches he’ll be taking the wide view (tripod set up!) and I’ll be homing in on graffiti on pillars, ancient floor tiles, etc. We can put together quite a screensaver with all the different aspects. Planning to see a couple more churches in Lakes at the weekend.
    I’ve been wanting to thank you for all your Likes on my posts – but I still haven’t figured out how to do it.
    You take care and hopefully your appointments will get sorted. It’s a real b****r.
    Maz X

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