Unnatural Nature

They are so strange and have been baffling me for years. I took them. But on what camera? They must be film. They have shimmery ghosts. They had ruffled edges. They frequently begged to be altered in some way or another. They were all kind of dim. Except the one that burst with red and yellow. I didn’t add that, it was just there. My own little movie. Both dull and scary. Devoid of meaning, yet somehow setting the stage.

Shadowed Corner © Catherine Rutgers 2012Blue Truck Doesn't Show Very Well © Catherine Rutgers 2012Yes to the Twist © Catherine Rutgers 2012Not Actually Small © Catherine Rutgers 2012Storebought Woman (Crackling Rose) © Catherine Rutgers 2012Reach to Blue © Catherine Rutgers 2012Turn So the Water Appears © Catherine Rutgers 2012Tilt Shift (Nine Nine Six Six See Sea) © Catherine Rutgers 2012Whereabouts Unknown © Catherine Rutgers 2012Film Noir © Catherine Rutgers 2012Original photographs and text by Catherine Rutgers © 2012

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6 Responses to Unnatural Nature

  1. Hi Catherine, these are beautiful!!! Thanks for posting. My favorite is the street corner at the top.

    • Hi, MP, and thank you so much, especially coming from someone like yourself who knows about taking photos! Funny thing … sometimes I try to trick a camera into doing something unusual (see Altered State: In Motion) but wasn’t trying anything with these, they were haunted of their own accord.

      The corner pic (it’s the back of Hobson’s appliances) looks like something’s waiting to happen. That truck was the most beautiful color, and I loved looking at it. Alas, my mom didn’t agree and lobbied to have it removed. Then the family of groundhogs that were living under it migrated to her garden, where they happily (for them, at least) dined on fresh vegetables. The other locations I can’t remember! Though number seven looks like it might be the Hudson River.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lovely, Cat!

  3. Samm Cohen says:

    I really like the fourth and sixth image

    • Hello, Samm, can’t believe I missed your comment but am very happy to read it. Now, let me see, the fourth and sixth are … inverts of each other. Intriguing choices. I find they project a bizarre sense of perspective, the black-and-white looking like twigs but the blue one bringing out more that it’s a whole big tree. Disorienting, a little. Tell me more about what you see, if you’re so inclined!

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