Though void of the human figure, the images I take are full of humanity and the stories of individuals through time. Where some photograph man-made and natural disasters, or landscapes that are manufactured, I capture light through the decay of time and neglect. Here is a beauty, a stillness, a timelessness in what many see as derelict and dirt. Forgotten and passed by, these edifices are a testament to the social past. In these capsules of brick and marble are encased the struggles of workers and industrialisation; the transformation of traditional ideologies and the stagnation of those institutions; where wealth and class are manifest and tangible. This is a process of Photographic Anthropology and compliments my work as a Visual Sociologist.
Photographic Testaments: Portfolio 2005-2010. Russell Brohier Published March 10, 2010
Friends For Life Bike Rally Bike Rally Published September 16, 2009