A perfect example of Implied Spaces can be found in the photography of Robert C. Marsala. His photographic explorations of abandoned sites and URBEX adventures can be found online on his blog and in his book, In a Different Light: Photographs of Abandonment .
The photography opens the door on recent American history and socioeconomic change. The images of abandoned buildings, technology, industrial sites and various machines of work & transportation reveal the Implied Spaces of both a physical environment and a social environment. These spaces may have been abandoned by the economy, business & government, but not by nature or in some cases people. Living things, sentient and otherwise, will grasp any niche of survival & growth.
These spaces may have become an abode of the desperate & those that society has abandoned. Sometimes they are a place for a voice that will not be silenced -a space where art is born & expressed. In turn, the photographer captures this cacophony of change, creating art and conveying a message of the shadowed hidden feverish recesses of the American dream, decaying and yet defiant.
field, where the sky sleeps dreaming
Man builds, Nature grows –
Pistons of life run through wires
rust-time consumes Mech
a nest where art is now born
in a field of furrowed dreams
Visit Robert’s portfolio page for more images of all things abandoned HERE .