This photo clearly illustrates a negative view of progress. This is not the futurist's ideal that we think of when we witness the creation of a new skyscraper, or watch as a Mars rover lands on the surface of that far distant planet. This Progress is the progress of a cancer. The progress of consumption of our planet's resources. It is a progress that leaves nothing behind though its advancement may be slow in developing.
The first frame of the window is suggestive of cellular growth, a nucleus with dendrite arms that metastasizes as we advance through the photo, until we reach the last, in which even the frame has deteriorated.
I deducted a star from Originality, because I have seen this type of illustration of stages before and I feel it is near impossible to be completely original at this stage in history. However, I don't feel originality is necessarily the most important feature of a work if there is a powerful vision behind it.
The square format is the only format that would work for this piece, indeed it basically requires it. Likewise, the black and white format is, I feel, a requirement for this photo to really shine. It strips away all the unnecessary 'muddle' of a slow progression to present a stark picture. The title and quote provides an ironic twist. This is "some kind of progress"; a progression to the void where there can be no progress at all.
Oh I do like this so very much, it could be a personal visual statement. Its one of those images that personally i just instantly connect with and therefore cannot critique it no matter how much i tried. It says it all, and so beautifully, I just want to have this image on a board somewhere and then the next time someone asks how i am feeling I can hold this up an inch from there faces, and say -Nothing. Perfect interpretation visually.
Florian, That was very very nice of you and i appreciate the attention and DD of my photo. I was wondering why so many folk were looking at Palm Acid Blue Tint Mars. Then it hit me to check. It was a nice surprise a little whiles ago. many thanks
and I have to say i do love this photo reminds me of when i was a kid playing in old abandoned buildings down in Hollywood. a beauty of a pik like so many of your works.
you're very welcome and I'm glad that your wonderfully surreal capture got so much attention. It reminded me very much of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", maybe that is why I instantly fell in love with it.
And thank you very much for strolling through my gallery, I'm very glad that you found something that you like and that brought back pleasant memories of bygone days.