Image: Rusted cogs slow productivity

Simon Ashburner
Rusted cogs slow productivity

colour inkjet print on canvas
66.0 x 101.4 cm
Monbulk College, Monbulk
My work explores the undocumented beauty of urban decay and interior landscapes. I researched areas around Melbourne and found an abandoned factory. I bracketed my images and merged multiple exposures into an image with a high-dynamic range. The colours were saturated in Photoshop to retain complex detail and give the environment the surreal nature it deserved. The amazing works of little known photographers such as Trey Ratcliff, Adam Andrearczyk and Mathew Merrett inspired me and influenced the development and aesthetics of my artwork.