Water Towers: Collecting the Image

Displaying water tower images in a serial grid format is a democratic method which asks the viewer to consider the similarities and differences of these enigmatic functional buildings from different view points.  Unnatural colour has been used to underline the alien, science fictional quality of these structures and to apply a painterly approach to photography.  Local water towers often fold into the landscape and the character of these buildings which is usually at odds with the surrounding townscape and countryside is most striking to visitors or strangers.  There is also an environmental question as to whether it is prudent for the water companies to sell off these buildings when water shortages are highlighted as a problem related to global warming.

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Water Towers XIII – XIV
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Water Towers XIII – XVII

 

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