Ordnance is military hardware.
The diverse American landscape has one thing in common – guns.
This project concentrates on artillery, aircraft ordnance, and other large, publicly displayed weapons.
Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA
Richmond Heights, MO, 1997
In 1997 I noticed a cannon in a neighborhood pocket park in Richmond Heights, MO.
It seemed an improbable spot for a field artillery piece. An idea formed – this scene
existed in other towns, other states. The project started on black and white film.
The original vision sought to align gun barrels with human forms when possible.
Improvements in digital SLR cameras allowed for experiments in light painting and digital composting.
An interesting sub-plot emerged with visits to Atomic cannons at locations in Junction City, KS, Albuquerque, NM and
Yuma, AZ during the year of the sixtieth anniversary of the single firing of “Atomic Annie” in 1953.
The project concluded its forty-eight state with a visit to New England in 2013.
Providence, RI 2013
This blog contains at least one representative piece from each of the contiguous forty-eight states.