Zoned Industrial

I’m not a gamer, but I  have spent WAY too much time playing Super Nintendo’s version of SimCity (the highly coveted /  illusive Megalopolis still manages to escape me). Some day, though… some day.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the industrial zone. I’m off to ‘solicit’ bribes campaign ‘donations’. And build a stadium. My citizens are getting restless.

About this image: faux stained cyanotype – digital photograph, highly modified


26 thoughts on “Zoned Industrial

  1. I’ve always had a “thing” for industrial buildings. Old brick power stations are my absolute favorite, with their majestic soaring smokestacks. I even like the old oil tanks that line the perimeter of the nature refuge we used to frequent back in Philly. An artist friend gave us an oil painting he did of them, and I treasure it. A little weird, to some, but to me – a tribute to engineering.

    • Me too. I love subject matter with a ‘grungy’ feel to it… or old mechanical ‘stuff’… or places in decline (I’m looking over Ruin at the moment – it’s very cool – thanks so much for the recommendation, Dishy)! 🙂

    • Thank you, Annabelle! I spent quite a bit of time removing old signage, road cones, etc. from this photo to make it feel a more isolated (and to simplify things a bit – since there is so much going on here). 🙂

  2. I remember Sim City for Super Nintendo.

    One day, many years ago, I thought I would let Sim City stay on all day while I was at work. This way when I got home I would have accumulated like a million dollars!

    Well, when I got home I had no people living in my town because the nuclear power plant blew up. 😦

    • Hahaha!
      I tried the very same thing, Mel!
      My city wound up deserted, too (I think it might have been a different type of disaster, though… ). I guess whoever designed that game had players like us in mind! 🙂

  3. Cool shot and nicely processed. I like the colors in this. Is there an arcane process you can’t mimic? Impressive fauxing.

    • Thanks much, sir!

      I can mimic ANYTHING.
      I’m like a stand-up comedian who has to let the audience know who he’s attempting to impersonate ahead of time…

  4. That looks too much like a lot of places around here, grunge and all. I need to make more money so I can move to the mountains or something.

  5. are you sure it’s not just an Instagram?? hehe.

    well, you’d love my town, it’s a full of abandoned industrial buildings, we used to have a booming metropolis of manufacturing businesses. not. anymore.

    great photo

    • Hahaha… I just tried to make it look that way. Kinda’. iPhone photo treatments are getting pretty amazing (from what I’ve seen) though…

      That is very kind – thank you, B.D.! 🙂

  6. I grew up in a grungy old mining town on the west coast of Tasmania. This photo has that same kinda feel to it.

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