Our Legacy – Photography by Jeremy Blakeslee

Thermal Generating Station - Canada Photo by Jeremy Blakeslee
Thermal Generating Station – Canada Photo by Jeremy Blakeslee

 

Jeremy Blakeslee is a photographer and an urban archeologist who catalogs “historical industrial architecture, machinery, infrastructure and mines“.  He uses both black and white and color photography.  His photography is not only informative and educational but also beautiful on an aesthetic level.  You can see more of his work on his website.

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Ruins

Lisa Cox

Our ruins sit

Under cloudless skies

Such beauty of

Of curving metal arches

Entwined and crossed

Pillars creating mazes

Hiding their function

Silence engulfs cathedrals

That once hummed

Like hives running not

With honey but current

Rust turning what once

Was brilliant into muted

Sketches Michelangelo would

Have made in his notebook

Our ruins are preserved not

In stone like generations past

But in metal and concrete

And split atoms defying time

Remaining as our legacy

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Perfume Genius Dirge [HQ]

One comment

  1. […] Our modern world is a complicated mess of past, present and future.  What we created in the past doesn’t simple deteriorate, or even become incorporated into new structures.  We pile up steel, concrete, cement, iron and other materials that do not rot or or easily decay.  They may rust, which is in itself an entirely different problem, but unlike wood or natural stone they don’t go back to a natural environment because they are not from the natural environment.  Jeremy Blakeslee is a “Photographer and Urban Archeologist specializing in the documentation of historical industrial architecture, machinery, infrastructure and mines.” VIA  This series catalogs various unused parts of the railroad complex across the United States of America since the first railroad was incorporated in 1827.    You can see more of Jeremy Blakeslee’s work on his website HERE.  My other post on his work is HERE. […]

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