Rail Lines

Landscapes along rail lines

I am interested in places that isolate moments in time. The interesting thing about these places is the layering of history, from the topography and landscape, to the layering of the built environment. It is telling to see what is left untouched, what is reused, and what is removed. The rail tracks provide an interesting line to follow through the landscape because of the central role they once played in the expansion of communities and industry. I did not restrict my shooting to a particular subject, other than to say that it was about the language of the built environment, landscape, and objects found in the landscape. But of course these things speak to some degree about who lives there, it is another way of making a portrait of a community.

Photographs copyright Shaun O'Boyle 2010 & 2011, all rights reserved

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Shaun O'Boyle