Warehouse Perspective

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 04 2010

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Indoor Guard Rails

The Chicago weekend is starting out with a thick blanket, thicker than even the most hearty down comforter, of snow. The blanket assembled piece by piece into this billion+ flake composite of widespread white. I still don’t believe every snowflake is unique, historically speaking. There’s no way. But that’s a futile discussion for another time.

This might be the most striking image I’ve pulled out of my workplace yet. Striking in terms of instant whoa factor, reaching deep into the viewer’s visual cortex before the initial glance has transpired. Eh…that might be a bit much. But there’s a definite punch to it. Apart from the realm of people photography, images like this are my holy grail.

All it really is is another vanishing point shot. But I think it works because there’s a ton of different patterns and/or repeating elements that all take up a sliver of the scene and point to some far off spot. The fluorescent bars on the right side go from long lines to mere dots as they move backward. The guard rail begins all splayed out and then crunches down until only the posts continue. The racking at left, trusses on the ceiling, lockers on the wall, etc…. It’s like it’s just a big rectangular pie chart.

Seen walking at lunch.

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