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These fantastic structures are all over the place, here in my  back yard—so to speak.  And yet it was only recently that it occurred to me to photograph them, when I came across the patchwork patterns on the silos in #22.  But I’m late to the party.  I remember vaguely from my own studies in architecture years ago that Le Corbusier was fascinated by grain elevators and silos, but I didn’t know his interest was piqued by photos taken by Walter Gropius.  A brief search of the internet turns up an excellent paper by María Cabrera Vergara,  The portrait of Industrial Artefacts: the Trigger of a New Appreciation  a good read, and of particular interest to a photographer who’s also a recovering architect...

And for a tortured rationalization of my general artistic approach, click HERE.