Peeling Paint and Piston Rings

Doesn’t peeling paint, especially on Brick, just produce the most interesting textures? And it certainly sets a particular sort of mood for a photograph — it is reminiscent of a bygone era, regardless of what that era might be. It is representative of mutability in a setting where permanence reigns supreme, and that is what is so powerful about it. Sure, we can still read “piston rings“, but not without interruption. You look at this photograph, and your mind wants to imagine what it looked like freshly painted, but you can’t help but be reminded of time by that peeling paint. It really is powerful, the more you think about it. This photograph was published under Creative Commons by Steve Snodgrass. Thanks, Steve!

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