A Modes of Flight Street Photography Project
Just a spooky thought . . .
We’ve all either read suspense novels or seen movies in which terror stikes in a parking lot or parkade. I can remember my mother saying how much she didn’t like walking through vacant lots, either day or night. It really made her feel uneasy. How about you?
This is the sprawling parking lot of Lime Ridge Mall. The most successful shopping center in Hamilton, and west of the city of Mississauga. Most days, the lot is jam-packed with cars and people. Christmas time is the worst when parking wars can erupt into violent road rage.
It’s most eerily foreboding, nonetheless, when the lot virtually empties after closing time and thick fog hides the stars and enshrouds the lights. That’s actually when entering the space can make you feel most vulnerable.
I was drawn to his gaze. Although his back was to the front of the bus, and the rear didn’t have a window, he seemed to be starring toward the tail end as though there wasn’t any. As though he were looking toward an optimistic and auspicious future.
These photos of mine.
When I think of the recurring hostilities in the world that always seem to drag civilization back to the brink of Armageddon, I wonder if these pictures would ever serve to remind possible survivors; however unlikely, that the world was once a place to die for.
I think of specific lyrics in that old song from Nena:
If I could find a souvenir
Just the prove the world was here
For those of us waiting for a better tomorrow, wait no more. Get to work on it. Before it’s too late.
2D visual artist specializing in illustration, photography and graphic design.