I was walking along an old decrepit mill when I realized that there was a certain appeal to all the old rusted metal. From texture to color it gave a totally new take on everyday common metal objects. The older the item, the longer it corroded, the greater it looked.
It inspired me to start a new photography project based entirely on rust. Above is one of the first images captured on this historical site. A basic link in a rusted old fence.
Just about any piece of metal hardware, you find on an old abandoned structure is bound to show signs of rust. Of course, if you’re searching in the middle of the Mojave Desert, rust might make itself a little scarce.
Old Crab Shacks are no match for Mother Nature and offer tremendous opportunities to photograph a piece of history. From the tiniest nail to the entire shack the possibilities for photographing rust are endless.
You often don’t have to look too far to find rust. It can be as simple as an old screw in a wooden fence.
So start your search, let your imagination go wild, and get creative bringing us all those rusted old pictures.