Rust is composed of iron oxides. In colloquial usage, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture.
Given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass will eventually convert entirely to rust and disintegrate. Surface rust is flaky and friable, and provides no protection to the underlying iron, unlike the formation of patina on copper surfaces. Rusting is the common term for corrosion of iron and its alloys, such as steel. Many other metals undergo equivalent corrosion, but the resulting oxides are not commonly called rust.
Rust keeps inspiring me, the form, the color, and the way it keeps changing like it has a life on it’s own.
I used to go to this place when I was a kid, the park was known for being dangerous. I remember being on the huge bridge, climbing all the way up and then once at the top I couldn’t move anymore, I was filled with fear.
The park has been demolished a couple months back, there’s nothing left. It had been in an abandoned state for some years. Luckily I got to go back to take pictures before it was gone. The feeling I had was very nostalgic, many memories came back to me, also sadness, this in contrast with the beauty of the decay that I love so much.
full photo set can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/valav/41363995277
I would like to share some of the pictures I have taken in the last year. So you have an idea what my work looks like. Hope you enjoy it.