B&W Fine Art Photography – The Beauty Of Old Tools

Wood plane

This photography essay was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Fine Art Photographer Rashed Haq.

 

From project “Relics” by Rashed Haq.

 

Mimeograph

Mimeograph

 

Artist Statement

“Human civilization and manmade tools have evolved symbiotically over the ages. But as humanity moves on, it leaves in its wake a trail of abandoned creations it has outgrown —handsome objects, permanent in form yet transient in history. These objects are at the end of their utility lifecycle, yet often are in the early stages of their ecological lifecycle. They have lost their purpose, and yet live on.

In the style of ‘late’ photography, I hope to memorialize these vestiges of our civilization by imbuing them with respect, treasuring their details, and embracing the beauty of what was once banal. I want to illuminate commonplace objects, ones that might ordinarily be passed by or ignored. In an age of exponentially evolving technology, these images are a record of the disappearing socio-industrial fabric that spanned vast segments of our societies.”

 

Balance

Balance

Protectograph

Protectograph

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Letterpress

Letterpress

Iron

Iron

Scales

Scales

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Typewriter

Typewriter

Sewing Machine

Sewing Machine

Clock

Clock

 

See also:

Snapshots

Industrious

By Rashed Haq


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