Steel and Rust Relic

This body of work, Steel and Rust Relic, captures images of the Sloss Furnaces located in Birmingham, Alabama. My main photographic objective was to capture images that rusted and aged over time. The goal was to capture these images with a certain degree of softness, in contrast to what is normally thought of with metals like steel and iron. Sloss offered the perfect venue to achieve this artistic goal.

Sloss received National Historic Landmark designation in 1981 and opened its gates in September 1983, as a museum of the City of Birmingham. It is currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the U.S. being preserved and interpreted as an historic industrial site. The dramatic scale and complexity of the plant’s industrial structure, machines and tools make the Sloss collection a unique contribution to the interpretation of twentieth-century iron making technology and presents a remarkable perspective on the era when America grew to world industrial dominance.

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