Attracted to the Concept

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I can’t explain why I like parking garages – preferably empty, and at night – as much as I do.

I also like laundromats and carwashes – also, preferably empty, and at night.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 10.31.2015

Posted on November 17, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I wouldn’t bother trying to explain it: Some things don’t have explanations anyway. I find your photos of them interesting, regardless of your motivation in taking them. When I typically think of car parks, I’m trying to imagine how some inattentive alfa-hotel is going to manage to hit my car… The empty ones in your photos have a far more intriguing atmosphere.

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    • I had an interesting experience in a parking garage last spring in Canada, when I shooting with blogger Ehpem (www.burntembers.com) – we actually got yelled at and “invited” to leave the premises. Ehpem thinks my current obsession may be in retaliation for the Rude Canadian (as we’ve come to call him.) Anyway, I guess maybe I reckon the chances of getting yelled at are smaller if I’m in vacant garages!

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  2. Well done! Fine image…Loneliness is something very human and to experience it visually is powerful.

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  3. Your photos of these are great, i find them intriguing. I like the lines, very organized and with purpose as well as the physics of the structure. They are built minimalistic yet can support such great weight.

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  4. To me, they’re all about shades of grey -even if it’s a flat lighting day outside, the different sources of light within the space always through you something interesting…..of course, photographing it is another thing.

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  5. I can’t add any more other than I really like it.

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  6. I love parking structures very much and this is a great photo from one! Beautiful!!!

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