Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Dumpster Heaven and the All-Stars 4

March 24, 2016

03132016 Morton's Area-10


19 responses

  1. I give this 5 stars.

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    March 24, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    • Thank you, Ken. Three more photos of this dumpster showing its stars, then a bunch not showing the stars. Somebody’s going to be bored, but am sticking with my plan. If we’re encouraged to shoot what turns us on, surely we’re allowed to post what turns us on. (Aren’t we???)


      March 24, 2016 at 10:05 AM

  2. Wonderful; I like that the star has ‘rusted its way in’..


    March 24, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    • Thanks, Harrie. Yes, there’s almost nothing left of the white plastic.


      March 24, 2016 at 12:41 PM

  3. In all these Dumpster images. it is Rust that is the extra dimension – pock-marking and adding additional tones and marks to what are already interesting canvases. This is a great series, Linda


    March 24, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    • I’m glad you’re still with me on these dumpster photographs, Andy. There are a lot more to come. I agree that the rust gives them an extra punch. It’s funny that iron oxide figures into so much of my work, including my photographs of the iron bacteria.


      March 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    • Do you know why rust pops off the surface of rusty things? It’s because the molecules of iron oxide are larger than the molecules of iron, so there’s not enough room for them on the surface. Isn’t that cool?


      March 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM

      • Extraordinary considering we are talking nano sized molecules


        March 24, 2016 at 6:13 PM

  4. nannus

    Just wonderful! 🙂


    March 24, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    • Thank you, nannus. I’m so pleased that you like this (and pleased that you have been “Like”ing others as well).

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      March 24, 2016 at 3:50 PM

  5. I love this series, please do as many as you want! 🙂 And I love that YOU love the factoid about how rust occurs. Yes, very cool.
    BTW, you know, I think of you often when I’m out taking pictures. Frequently it’s when I peer closely at the ground. Yesterday, the little voice that says “Linda G would like that” popped up when when I took photos outside a small greenhouse, where the moisture and moldy mossy stuff had created a wonderful growing veneer on the glass (might have been plastic actually), getting between the seer and the seen very nicely. Soon I’ll get them up.


    March 26, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    • Chuckle chuckle. Yes, I do a lot of ground peering. As I read what you wrote about that greenhouse, I immediately remembered a photo I took that looks like what you described. Looking forward to seeing your version.


      March 26, 2016 at 8:12 PM

  6. Striking pictures, Linda – and this is my favourite, partly because the rusty areas look “so real” >>> but more so I really like the gradation from blues on the upper right over to pinks on the lower left, this really looks stunning. Adrian


    March 28, 2016 at 7:29 AM

  7. I can only repeat what others have been saying: post as many as you want, these are all amazing images! I’m coming into the series only now, and am now viewing “backwards”. Am so happy I still have a few more to go! Interesting to learn about why rust pops up the way it does. I think that is part of what makes it interesting, it’s not only about the colours, but that it feels like something living, that spreads organically, and adds a new surface.


    April 1, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    • I’m happy you like these, Gunilla. There are almost two weeks more to go of dumpster photographs. I like what you say about rust being alive. Have you heard the phrase “Rust never sleeps”? That’s even true for rust-dyed cloth. I’ve seen some of my rust-dyed works on cloth change over the years—some for the better, some for the worse. But the ones that change for the worse offer an opportunity to add something else to the piece to bring it back to something I like. It’s all fun.


      April 1, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    • Since reading what you wrote above about the rust “living” and what you and Vera Ersilia wrote about the infinity symbol on the blog post Dumpster Heaven and the All-Stars 12, I have a new idea for some mixed-media work I’ve had in mind to do for a few years. Thank you!


      April 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM

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