The image from May of 1975 but the nails could be 1875, my series of White Wood transcends time. I still shoot it although farms are harder to find in New England. “Food” is now genetically engineered why eat real food when you can pop supplements. I also was/am very intrigued by textures. Many old roads to travel and re see. enjoy pjc
The night before conversing with Cestandrea regarding my old roads and images I found words I had written regarding this image. She wondered which images were old, I directed her to my Seventies series. Yes I do keep all the words I have written and like. It surprises me that lately my “verbal images” are often married to images. I am even more surprised that I was doing this in the 70s as well. So here from an old steno page are the words.
Driven into the woodshed
Now form rust stalactites
Spring sun on the sill of my bedroom window
Abstract patterns formed by
Thirty two coats of cracking peeling memories
Faded lace, weathered wood
White weathered wood.
Copyright Peter J. Crowley
Cranky Yankee says
Loved the Windham Mills pix. Don’t think I ever saw that one!
You know I have a thing for old/abandoned/dilapicated buildings. And in color yet!
Hope to see you soon! When I’m over my cold, that is…
The rust streaking down the wood, looks like tears! Can’t ever go wrong with texture and dilapidated. Windham Mills, you have some interior shots in b&w I believe I liked???
Peter, I hope your silence means your lost in some new work.
La journée de Miss Doodle says
OK now here we are in the 1975:) thanks for explaining where I had to look for these pictures and also, and that in the meantime you posted “younger” pictures.
I love texture too, as a painter, this image of the white wood with those rusty traces is a real inspiration for me, I could go and try to translate your beautiful picture into colour on canvas right now, if I weren’t sitting here in a photogallery avoiding work i.e. translate something very important:)
Peter J. Crowley says
Andrea do come back to this post later for last night as I edited old writing I found a poem I had written to accompany this image. I will post it later here. enjoy pjc
Peter ok I’ll come back here! And you kept pages from that time? wow. Didn’t move often? Or perhaps you wrote it later? I’m nosy:)
see you later!
Peter J. Crowley says
I do keep words and images, I have most of the negatives I have created since 1971, and many of the words also. I have few possessions but a multitude of thoughts, comments and impressions on the world from a passionate observer. enjoy pjc
Peter, this is a wonderful poem. I SEE it and hear it, it goes so well with weathered things and living things.
I was in such a self-inflicted hurry-flurry (:) these days, so that I couldn’t come earlier to say how beautiful your words are. I read three or more times and find them (and the picture) really inspiring.
I’m heading off to Germany tomorrow, I won’t be blogging much, but we can stay in touch with emails, have a wonderful time