Posted April 20, 2016 by Cooper Point Journal in Arts & Entertainment

Cover Artist: Ricky Osborne

I photograph things that don’t appear to have much beauty on the surface; their essence may be dark and ugly. The purpose is to create a more dynamic, universal aesthetic, to evoke unfamiliar feelings. I was drawn to this project by unanswered questions and mystery. It’s likely this series wouldn’t have occurred without the guidance of a documentary photography program taught by Steve Davis at the Evergreen State College. Our final project required us to work with real people, events, and places. This work comes from an investigation into the final days of a local abandoned structure. The building’s history includes multiple oil spills and owners. Every attempt to contact any entity or person affiliated with the building remained unreturned. The unexpected demolition in March of 2016 marked the end of my work.

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