22 photos
Hardware Drama is an on-going exploration on what happens when typical bit players are allowed to lead. Nuts, bolts, washers and screws, normally relegated to tool boxes or construction projects become subjects and characters taking the lead in this photographic series. Nuts and bolts are, of course, all around us. They are used in objects from toys to skyscrapers, and while they are essential elements of the modern world, small hardware are seldom looked at for their singular beauty. They are hardly looked at at all. While measuring a steel bolt to make sure it was the correct one for the job at hand, it dawned on me that the thing is beautiful in its own right. Not for its utilitarian purpose as a bit player in a construction project, rather for its qualities as the subject of art photographs. The heft. The sheen. The threads, and the imperfections in a steel bolt, in Hardware Drama, become design elements and principal players.

Man

Man

Woman

Woman

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Cold Steel

Cold Steel

Balance

Balance

Cityscape

Cityscape

Dark Spheres

Dark Spheres

Cubism

Cubism

Skyline III

Skyline III

Playground

Playground

Imagine

Imagine

Hardware Drama

Hardware Drama

Fortress

Fortress

Dilemma

Dilemma

Dream

Dream

Hardware Drama II

Hardware Drama II

Temple Six

Temple Six

Skyline

Skyline

Reflection

Reflection

Metal Metropolis

Metal Metropolis