Peeling Brick

It wasn’t until recently that I became aware of Aaron Siskind and his photographs of peeling posters and peeling paint.  This style of  abstract seem to have penetrated the psyche of many photographers myself included.  Wanting to look for something different, I’ve begun a series of photographs of old painted signs, many of which are directly onto the brick of the building.  I have walked by the relatively non-descript building that was the subject for the image above many times before I noticed the faded signs.  My only explanation is that the building had been white washed, which when removed revealed the much older signage below.  I’m now on the hunt for more of these old painted signs, so let me know if you know of one.