Thursday, June 30, 2005

One to Another


One to Another
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
I really like the fact that when they pulled this dish it was back toward the one that is still standing. Almost to give it a last chance to send a message for help.

From Inside


From Inside
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
This is a shot looking from inside the main control room of the earth satellite station up at the dish that is stripped but still standing. I think they didn't pull this one down because it is on top of the main building. They couldn't pull it down without ruining the building they're trying to sell.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Another Creepy Shot


creepy2
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
I think I like this one more than the other. I don't like that it's so disembodied, but I like the lines in the glass a lot better. Another fun shot from my earth satellite station trip.

Just for fun


Creepy Fun
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
I took a few fun shots playing with the creepiness of the earth satellite station. This is one of them.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Scan the Earth


Scan the Earth
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
Another view of the fallen dish. I'm really not sure what to do with this one, or how I could have handled the shot better. I like how this is the complete opposite of what the dish is supposed to be. In that sense it is as close to not-being as I suppose anything can be. But by taking this picture, maybe I'm giving it a different purpose, bringing it back as something new. Maybe photography is always a redemptive act. Giving the object being photographed another chance to BE, in a way that it has never been.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Middle of the Dish


middle
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
I am constantly intrigued by the interplay between nature and technology. Which is partly why I love checking back in on the space station. As it falls more and more into abandon the signs of nature reclaiming that area become more evident. Grass encroaches more and more over and through the concrete and pavement, animals have clearly bunked down in some areas of the buildings, birds building their nests under disused walkways. Sometimes when I take a picture I'll try and eliminate the technological just to focus on the nature. Sometimes I'll try to show the interplay between the two. I know it can be a tired theme but it's one that grabs my brain.

In other photography news, I shot a roll of what I thought were going to be nice moody dark low contast black and white coastal shots the other day. I realized when dropping it off that I was in fact shooting colour. Ack. It should be interesting to see how they print them because I was shooting through an orange filter. I'm really interested to see if the orange filter will work if I'm converting the image to b&w rather than shooting b&w.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Today's Satellite Picture


dishbar
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
This is a shot from my first trip to the satellite station, before the dishes were stripped. We were able to climb right up into the middle of it, however inadvisable that may be.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Fallen Dish


Fallen Dish
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
Here's another shot from my trip of the fallen dish.

Earth Satellite Station


Earth Satellite Station
Originally uploaded by whalemail.
I know, I know, I've broken the promise that I made on my first post saying that I would keep my blog updated frequently and interesting. But I'm back, and here to say, I will henceforth do my best. In order to keep this promise I'm going to post more of my photography (it is called Adam Graham Photography after all). This is a shot from a recent trip I made to an abandoned earth satellite station. I find this place staggeringly interesting in so many different ways. It is so eerie to wander through a place that so much information has pumped through and is now just abandoned. Between my first trip and this last one they've stripped alot more of the guts out of the place. They also cleaned off the dishes and pulled this one down. More pictures to come.