The automotive industry has had a profound effect on not only the natural landscape, but also the shaping of our cultural landscape. Industrialisation and humankind’s common vision have lead to highways, transient communities, a disposition towards over-consumption and a daily barrage of signs and symbols. As such, this disconnect from the natural has established the industrialised environment as paramount. In trying to understand this societal shift, industrial ruins and forgotten spaces offer a glimpse of what this common vision has achieved. These photographic fragments explore the complex relationships that exist between humanity, nature and industry and with them I seek to piece together a universal typology that simultaneously speaks of greater truths and mythologies surrounding our changing societal landscape.
All images ©Jacob Raupach