Demolition

Demolition

A bright moon from right of picture illuminates this factory demolition on Albert Street, Brunswick. The pole dividing the picture thrusts up through the centre of a window like a lance goring out the disused remains of local industry. It also emphasises the picture’s perspective, which alludes to a vanishing point beyond the horizon of the factory roof. The picture leaves open the question of how far the factory wall extends, and how much is still left to tear down. The chimney and air vents on the left stand straight, in defiance or support, of a building that looks certain to collapse.

This image is from my Brunswick by Night collection. Brunswick is a suburb of Melbourne’s inner north, and the collection invites you into its quiet nocturnal character. Visit danielhouse.com.au to see all the Brunswick by Night photographs.

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The Grain Tower at Anstey

The Grain Tower at Anstey

A disused grain tower stands above an unfenced stretch of the Upfield Line near Anstey Station in Brunswick, Melbourne. That pedestrians may walk across the open tracks lends a rural aesthetic to this inner city suburb. However, the advertisement for a weekend factory outlet sale, electric train wires, graffiti and the two-hour parking restriction, are signs of the urban environment that surrounds this area. The still sky and warm colours of the advertisement, red-toned brick, and the tower that catches the light from nearby Sydney Road, suggest the scene is caught in a perpetual sunset.

This image is from my Brunswick by Night collection. Brunswick is a suburb of Melbourne’s inner north, and the collection invites you into its quiet nocturnal character. Visit danielhouse.com.au to see all the Brunswick by Night photographs.