Something from Nothing – Carrie Jesenovec makes machine shop art!

Carrie Jesenovec is the latest photographer to take up the Something from Nothing challenge. Carries tells us:

Hello! I love the idea ‘something from nothing’; I think it really challenges the photographer’s eye! A family member has a machine shop that I thought would be great for the project. It’s very dark, full of scrap metal and oil. For most people it is not a place of beauty or interest but for me I loved the challenge of making something typically considered harsh and unappealing look interesting and beautiful. I think I could have spent all day shooting scrap metal!!! The way it coils and curls after being cut is very cool. Because of the lack of lighting and inability to bring lighting into the shop all of the shots had to be taken on a tripod. I found that because many of the machines and parts had machine oil on them they gave off an interesting glow of colors. I had a small light that I was able to use as a fill light for some of the shots. Not only was this a fun assignment but one that helped me think outside of the box!

©Carrie Jesenovec - the machine shop overview.

©Carrie Jesenovec – the machine shop overview.

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

 

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

©Carrie Jesenovec

About the Author

Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!

5 Comments

  1. Fran Gallogly
    April 7, 2013

    These are really cool shots. I don’t know if they are really Something from Nothing. A machine shop has so much that is interesting, it seems to me.

  2. Judy Windsor
    April 7, 2013

    I just love all your shots. You have a great eye and wonderful composition. Nice work!

  3. eremophila
    April 8, 2013

    Really nice work, and the last image appears to have a face :-)

  4. Rob Jesenovec
    April 8, 2013

    Nice job Carrie.
    You saw many interesting designs and made something even though it was nothing!

  5. Sonia W.
    April 8, 2013

    An excellent set of images.

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