Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cleveland - Signs of the Past

I've been working on a project where I'm capturing the faded signs of Cleveland's past. They've always been intriguing in that they show a bit of history and allow a common passer-by to act as an urban archaeologist. They are well-worn testimonials of commerce and industry and are like modern day hieroglyphs. Once I started looking for them they readily revealed themselves like belligerent ghosts, sketchy and worn, badgering me to stop and pay attention. I expect I will continue to add to this collection. I see new-old signs everywhere I go. It's just a matter of time and the persistence of apparitions.