There was something eerie in the air,
An absence I could not identify.
An immense single-pump gas station,
Shimmering like a mirage in the heat,
Took up a good part of the main drag.
I pull in. Step into the heat stunned.
The car is too hot to touch.
I needed gas but didn't want to get it there.
It meant digging up the attendant.
From the poem 'PROVO'
by Mark Rudman
12 thoughts on “Futureworld”
Terrific b&w – I like that the pump is the lightest and the focal point – super grunge.
WOW! and double WOW! You aptly named this photo. It so looks like a world after massive human destruction to the planet. “The day after” type of thing. I don’t know if that’s how you meant it but that is what slammed into my chest when I opened your page. It being a gas station is even more significant with all of our oil/gas based insanity in the world today. It is a truly futuristic and alarming photo in a “wake-up-call” kind of way. Excellent! People need to feel this in their bodies and we all need to wake up and realize that the days of “Laisse le bon temps rouler” or “Let the good times roll” are over. We badly need to rethink, pare down, simplify and make changes. It being a B&W photo makes it that much more powerful. Thank you for sharing — it’s good work.
The decay is just beautiful here, I just love such abandoned places!
This is incredible. There are so many antique items in this one image. Another favorite:-)
OK. Great image, and just so it’s “said”, I want one of those pumps in my front yard. heh. ;o)
i love the grunge feel of the photo.
Oh, what a beauty.
Love the old and desolate feel of it.
An abandoned garage I suppose, a talking picture, and the b/w just underlines this.
Awesome title you chose for this image, Eddie. The composition and topic are great, but what really does it for me is the black and white processing. Very nice work, with a very strong message.
I agree with rainforest robin – excellent work
What a find…great composition and love the b/w!
damn, eddie. how do you do it, man? fascinating scene.