Photography is brilliant at making you stop and appreciate the beauty of everyday things that otherwise can just pass you by. I must have walked by hundreds of lone water-towers in my time but never have I properly stopped and taken a moment to appreciate the concrete fineness of these overbearing structures. I doubt I’m alone in this either, after all the words “water-towers” and “beauty” are probably not something you’d put together, let alone a subject likely to just crop up over the lunch table.
But that all changes once you’ve feasted your eyes on the photographs of the ever-so-talented Jamie Young in which he beautifully documents water towers standing tall across Ireland’s rolling countryside.
Inspired by German artists Bernd and Hilla Becha who dedicated years to photographing industrial structures, Jamie – through his photographs – makes the seemingly impossible possible giving emotive, personable characters to these objects and shining a entirely new light on these huge structures. Who knew?
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