Everything we create is certainly not meant to be beautiful, and may not possess the quality of beauty inherently. It's when we try and force our idea of beauty onto something that it becomes convoluted and essentially meaningless. Projecting the idea of beauty onto something that is naturally ugly, is a sin in itself when we can not appreciate things for how they are. Celebrate things for their ugliness, for they are just as valuable as something that holds beauty. Many times ugliness is more interesting and more "real."
My aim with this photo print was simply to produce a print that you wouldn't normally find on a postcard- something that is decaying and has a murky history. In response to my Postcard project, Guillan from Los Angeles writes:
Thank you for your thoughts, Guillan! I still have some prints left of the postcard project, so click here to sign up and receive your copy. If you have something to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another photo I shot in Detroit, at the abandoned Packard Plant.