BEESTON (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UK): PHOTOS OF CORROSIONS THAT LOOK LIKE GREEN LANDSCAPES (PART #1)

© Roberto Alborghetti 

Here are other photographic “surprises” from Beeston, a city bordering Nottingham (UK), where The Ghost Bus project was born. After the series of slideshows on the blued large container of building materials waste, here is the photogallery on the macro images that I took around another small container, also on the large square where the ARC Cinema Beeston is located.
As Marysia Zipser (founder of ACT Group) explains to me, it is a “commercial skip which comes in different sizes. It’s not on the Square now though.  Commercial builders put all their waste materials into when they are constructing units and buildings”.

The surface was not blue, but green: the corrosions of time revealed parts of green color that, with close-up shooting, looked like scenes of rural landscapes. As Marysia tells, the commercial skip now has been moved to another area. Meanwhile, the photographs remain as visual documentation. I present some of them. As you can see, the images play on the green-black contrast and show the signs of time and work. The imagination has now the pleasure of “reading” them as if they were landscapes of green fields and hills.

The pictures featured in the gallery just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are part of “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks and scratches give new meanings and expressions to matter decomposition, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from my collection of about 150.000 images captured so far around the world.

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Ecco altre “sorprese” fotografiche dalla città di Beeston, città che confina con Nottingham, dove è nato il progetto The Ghost Bus. Dopo la serie di slideshow sul grande contenitore di rifiuti di materiali edili, ecco la fotogalleria sulle macro immagini che ho scattato attorno ad un altro piccolo contenitore, sempre sulla grande piazza dove si l’ ARC Cinema Beeston.
Come mi spiega Marysia Zipser, fondatrice di ACT Group, si tratta di uno “skip commercial”, una sorta di cassetta dove vengono riposti materiali provenienti da lavori edili. La superficie non era blu, ma verde: le corrosioni del tempo rivelavano parti di colore verde che, con la ripresa ravvicinata, sembravano scene di paesaggi campestri.
Marysia mi riferisce che lo “skip commercial” ora è stato spostato in altra zona. Intanto, come documentazione visuale, rimangono le fotografie. Ne presento alcune. Come si può vedere, le immagini giocano sul contrasto verde-nero e recano i segni del tempo e del lavoro. All’immaginazione poi resta il piacere di “leggerle” come fossero paesaggi di verdi campi e colline.

 

4 pensieri riguardo “BEESTON (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UK): PHOTOS OF CORROSIONS THAT LOOK LIKE GREEN LANDSCAPES (PART #1)

    1. Thank you so much for the comment! Your words are even more important and meaningful because they come from an incomparable master of color as you are. I like to photograph the reality that I see around. And everything seems like a metaphor for existence. Thank you so much for the beautiful words!

    1. Thank you very much! Beeston continues to offer me great opportunities! It is the city of the Ghost Bus experience and it has a special place in my Lacer/actions research about torn publicity posters, natural cracks and urban and industrial matters.

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