Artist Statement - Peter Margonelli
About Invisible Geographies series
My fascination with the industrial landscape began when I was a child living in a small industrial town, where I explored the hollowed out remains of factories and warehouses. Today I find myself seeking out these same environments that evoke the emotional power of these early experiences. My photographs are of solemn settings outside the flow of time, where haunted dream images coalesce with the fragments of neighborhoods long ago fallen into disuse.