A Long Way From Home
Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.
The photo: One of the worst fears we have is that of not being able to find our way back home. The dull surroundings may give way to the feeling of panic, and the longer one is lost, the more the thoughts of being forgotten consume one’s mind. Much in this way, rust slowly consumes an abandoned car captured in this photo. Carrying the many scratches and dents, along with the rubbish from the side of the road, how long has it been since it has seen a familiar face? The barren trees add to the eerie atmosphere in this capture, however the remaining bright colours of the car suggest a glimpse of hope that remains. Be it that of a stranger, at last it has seen a friendly face. This photo is printed on the Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl Paper which amplifies the saturation of colour present in the image, enhancing the mood of the piece. The fine texture of this paper captivates the viewer by rendering the details of the abandoned car flawlessly.
Location: 53°45'11.2"N 111°51'33.7"W
Behind the scenes: The day prior to organizing a symposium in Edmonton, AB I’ve left this exciting host city to hunt for abandoned pieces of Alberta’s history in the nearby small towns. Carried away by my quest, it took me a while to realize that my gas gauge had long passed the halfway mark, and that I did not remember driving near a single gas station on my journey. Quickly turning back towards the city, I watched the miles tick away and my fuel level drop until the little orange gas light came on to indicate that I now may actually be in trouble. It was not for another half an hour that I saw the majestic glow of a liquified dinosaur remains dispenser. One of the longest half hours that I remember.