The formal attention shown toward machines and objects no longer in use is a way to celebrate the human ingenuity and passion that created and once used these artifacts. There is no era portrayed in these images. Function and original meaning are gone, with their literal meaning replaced by implied integrity, abstracted form and adoration of textures. The lack of a dominant subject, confusion between foreground and background, and the soft nature of the light establish an interwoven union between nature and man as they devolve into each other. But what is most interesting to me about this decay isn’t the process of death. It is how the medium’s ability to render beauty becomes a perfect tribute to what we have done collectively to make this world our own.