On the edge of my hometown lies a pharmaceutical laboratory.
It used to have a repellent smell to it.
An evening this summer, I rode quietly around this industrial complex. Next to a river, between a harbour and the city, surrounded with metal gates, rails and bushes, as if it was made to remain invisible. Like a forgotten place.
It’s neither alive, neither dead. It’s a metallic heart, beating to the rhythm of men operating it day and night.
Up there, the atmosphere brings a lot of serenity. Somehow, I belong to these commercial zones nobody cares at nightfall. There’s the procession of delivery men, the sound of cicadas, generators and electrical installations. All of it composing a perfectly uninteresting, yet fascinating tranquility.
Thank you for travelling with me.
This series is the result of an R&D wander. It was mainly inspired by the works of Al Mefer and Monty Kaplan.
It was shot with my Nikon D750 and Sigma Art Lenses.