by Tom Ridout
Ebook, Apple iPad format
About the Book
Time never stands still. Nothing lasts forever. We try and create the illusion that it does through our efforts of renewal and maintenance of built forms. As soon as we stop working to maintain our creations the advance of time becomes obvious. It has no regard for our past efforts. On any given day, the circumstances that affect businesses and public institutions are changing. There are a myriad of forces conspiring against us that result in the closure or abandonment of public and private enterprises and places. We live in a disposable age where new is better. Ideas, technology and places are discarded at ever increasing rates. The past vanishes as if it never existed. Obsolete buildings that are not demolished offer evidence of the passage of time and provide a narrative that viewers may formulate for themselves.
Features & Details
Tom is a fine art photographer, an architectural photographer and a landscape architect. He started his University education at the University of Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Guelph in 1980. As part of his BLA program he studied for a semester abroad at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London England in a visual arts program. Through his 34 years as a landscape architect he has developed a broad understanding of both urban and natural environments. His professional experience forms the basis of his current photographic projects.