Photography "Silo Station" by Hunter Madsen

"Silo Station"


Our peculiar line of apes takes a visceral pleasure in the grand ingenuity and implicit rhythms of highly ordered, man-made environments and objects.  Here the massive silo's of a rail-car bulk loading station at the North Vancouver dockyards gain satisfying volumes in early morning sun. This happily industrious sensibility recalls early modernism's heroic romance with monumental machinery, exemplified by Margaret Bourke White and Charles Sheeler.

Later in the century, even through the joylessly flat light chosen by Bernd and Hilla Becher for their taxonomic assemblages of water towers and other structures, there is no mistaking the new topographical thrill of it all.

TITLE - "Port Storage"
WHERE - Rail depot at North Vancouver dockyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia (2015)