Gravity is a project that took shape over the course of two years, photographed at a handful of active quarries located in the United States. The series covers a spectrum from positive to negative, black and white prints. The aim was to evoke a mood that corresponds to these monolithic spaces filled with ubiquitous objects. Walking around these quarries gave me a sense of something divine; I felt I was observing relics of purity from the past. And yet these scarred landscapes are anything but; instead earthly products of man’s enterprise. Designed methodically, judged, cut, and broken apart from its domain, none of which is sacrosanct. Conscious of this and unsettled by the profound pull I felt in these spaces, I chose to use the Sabatier effect as well as print the negative. Some could say that the negative was never intended to be observed or on display but only a means to an end. These prints are a result of my own resolution, to bring to the foreground the misconceptions of a refined and enduring space.
*Images copyright - Noel Spirandelli