It’s been our routine for several years now. Every Saturday morning my dog Baxter and I take a walk through the Minneapolis city utility yard near my house and I always bring a camera.
Each walk is new and there’s a feeling of excitement as we see what the “weekly tide” has brought in today. The early morning light rakes across this desolate area filled with broken and derelict objects. I train my vision and my camera on that subject matter and I love what I see. The rawness and odd juxtaposition spark my visual curiosity and awareness. The subjects I photograph there may be chunks of iron, stone, steel or some form of organic matter but they are all in transition, as are we all. Successful images made there reflect and translate the transitory nature of things and of the Universe itself.
Jack Mader © 2017