Holding Freight: Warehouse
About three years ago, I began documenting the warehouses being built in the Joliet area. At first, I was taking these pictures simply for reference; I have never considered photography to be an artistic medium of mine. In the beginning, I struggled to capture the uncomfortable size of these buildings. Eventually I realized composition was hindering my imagery. Using “good composition” actually seemed to make the scale of the buildings less apparent. Talk about freeing! I began to break every compositional rule drilled into me at art school. Some of my best warehouse photographs are the worst offenders of those sacred “golden rules” of composition.