Here are a few of my recent images from the East Boston Shipyard. The first is something of a mystery shot:
The second is also a geometric abstraction, but it reveals something more of the context where first image was captured:
I go to the shipyard to look around and take pictures almost every week. With its active warehouses and constantly changing piles of metalwork and nautical equipment, the place would seem to be a goldmine for my type of photography, and yet — for whatever reason — I rarely walk away with a keeper; the challenge keeps me coming back.
I’m not sure where the metal pieces in these images are headed, but last time I spoke to a worker in the shipyard about some similar components, they were being fabricated for use in a bridge in Connecticut. Here are some shavings that can often be found in pails at the shipyard alongside the finished metal pieces — this image reminds me of a spice tray: