Industrial Art is all about form following function in a meaningful, economically-driven way. While where I live is not a major manufacturing area, there are industrial facilities not far away. In particular, there is a plant not too far from me that I believe in whole and in part is not only functional but also artistic. This is particularly true at night when the light of the moon combines with the artificial light of the plant or when there is rain and fog that softens the lights and the colors. There are other facilities as well. In industry there is a symmetry and beauty in form following function.
Some images in this gallery are featured in the print version of LensWork, #163, June 2023, under the title "Just Another Pretty Landscape." More images are featured in the electronic tablet and computer versions of LensWork. The link to the promo page is https://www.lenswork.com/previewpages/lw163/lw163preview.html
Selected images from this series received Honorable Mention in the 20th Pollux Awards in 2023 in the Amateur Landscapes and Seascapes category. The link is https://julio-hirschhardy-f283.squarespace.com/20th-pollux-nonpro-documentary-reportage-to-nature Scroll down to Landscapes and Seascapes and then under Honorable Mentions. His portfolio and its publication was also mentioned in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine's Class Notes. The link is https://dartmouthalumnimagazine.com/class-1960.
An additional 20 images from this series were exhibited in Through This Lens gallery in Durham, NC, from October 20 to November 15, 2023. I have added the Artist's Statement and the Artist's Bio to this gallery on my website. Five selected images received Honorable Mention in the 2023 Neutral Density international competitions. The link follows: https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2023/non-professional/other/hm/19835/
All images in this gallery are copyrighted by Jon Meyer © and all rights are reserved. I do not license any of these images but fine art prints are available. If you are interested in a print, please contact me through the "Contact Me" link on this website.
This is the opening image of this gallery and is the opening image in LensWork's feature series of the same name: "Just Another Pretty Landscape," #163, June 2023, p. 38. A color version of this image took 3rd place some years back in a Capitol City Camera Club print competition.
This is the Epiphany Moon (January 6, 2023) a long way from Bethlehem and instead over a local industrial plant. This is one of my favorite versions. Re the "epiphany moon" see above. It is in monochrome in LensWork but again, i prefer the color version.
This is the same plant as featured above but obviously at night and with a moon. This is not only about form following function but also about the colors and the shadows with the electric lights and the moonlight. This is the Epiphany full moon on 1/6/23. If you recall it is called the "epiphany full moon" because it marks the time at which the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem.