These are pictures – close ups – of motorway barriers. As they are all located on roads and motorways, to take these photographs I have to walk along them contending with quite fast traffic. So hence their title.
Formally, my interest in them has to do with the beauty of the anodyne –the overlooked- and deterioration: the amazing patterns and textures that weather,pollution, and chemical or bacterial action leave on manmade structures. I am fascinated by the different ways the picture can go, depending on the type or quantity of traffic, climate conditions, etc. of where they are, or the length of time they’ve been there.
I present these in pairs because I am interested in the dialogue between the two images.