Photography

by Keegan Westgate
Artist Statement

I look at the art of photography as a way of documenting life. When I take pictures, it is about the idea of remembering and documenting the things that surround us that have aged or been passed by – like the cracks on the walls of an aging building or an abandoned factory that is left and forgotten on the side of a busy road. Many people will walk right by these sites and not look twice. For me it is a challenge to see a past life in the details that remain.

 

My work focuses on the forgotten details of aged and abandoned buildings. It tries to make visible the life the buildings once housed and to raise the question of what led to their ruined state.

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Building 1 Full Building Shot
Building 1 Full Building Shot

Building 1 Full Building Shot
Building 1 Full Building Shot

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Building 1 Side Shot
Building 1 Side Shot

Building 1 Side Shot
Building 1 Side Shot

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Building 1 Up Close Shot
Building 1 Up Close Shot

Building 1 Up Close Shot
Building 1 Up Close Shot

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Building 2 Full Building View
Building 2 Full Building View

Building 2 Full Building View
Building 2 Full Building View

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Building 2 Broken Lock Shot
Building 2 Broken Lock Shot

Building 2 Broken Lock Shot
Building 2 Broken Lock Shot

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Building 2 Railing Knob Shot
Building 2 Railing Knob Shot

Building 2 Railing Knob Shot
Building 2 Railing Knob Shot

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Buidling 3 Book Shot
Buidling 3 Book Shot

Buidling 3 Book Shot
Buidling 3 Book Shot

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Building 3 Full Building Shot
Building 3 Full Building Shot

Building 3 Full Building Shot
Building 3 Full Building Shot

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Building 3 Chair Shot
Building 3 Chair Shot

Building 3 Chair Shot
Building 3 Chair Shot

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Building 4 Full View
Building 4 Full View

Building 4 Full View
Building 4 Full View

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Building 4 Stairs
Building 4 Stairs

Building 4 Stairs
Building 4 Stairs

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Building 4 Barrel
Building 4 Barrel

Building 4 Barrel
Building 4 Barrel

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Building 5 Full Building View Shot
Building 5 Full Building View Shot

Building 5 Full Building View Shot
Building 5 Full Building View Shot

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Building 5 Lever Shot
Building 5 Lever Shot

Building 5 Lever Shot
Building 5 Lever Shot

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Building 5 Pealing Paint Shot
Building 5 Pealing Paint Shot

Building 5 Pealing Paint Shot
Building 5 Pealing Paint Shot

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Building 6 Up Close Door Shot
Building 6 Up Close Door Shot

Building 6 Up Close Door Shot
Building 6 Up Close Door Shot

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Building 6 Full View
Building 6 Full View

Building 6 Full View
Building 6 Full View

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Building 6 Insulation Shot
Building 6 Insulation Shot

Building 6 Insulation Shot
Building 6 Insulation Shot

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