Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana was veiled in a dense fog on the morning of December 7, 2015. I went out and photographed the landscape at two locations in rural southwest Allen County, near Fort Wayne International Airport.
This winter has been unusually mild, so much so that a lot of the grass is still green!
The fog and the simple landforms allowed me to compose abstracted, geometric designs isolated from the natural complexity of the world.
Colored glass windows form a giant blue cross on the east end of Benton Mennonite Church. The church is on the corner of Jackson Street and Corland Street in the small town of Benton, in Elkhart County, Indiana.
These smiling dumpsters are at a recycling center in the small town of Ligonier, Indiana. These are for flattened cardboard boxes. There were other bins for plastics and glass, newspapers, and aluminum cans. All of them had happy faces painted on them.
Hill’s Meat Market is a locally owned butcher shop and grocery store on Lower Huntington Road in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The store, which opened in 1940, is still owned by the Hill family. Everyone in Waynedale buys meat there, and like a number of other small businesses in Waynedale they have thrived despite competition from big chain stores in Fort Wayne.
This building, where the store has been located for decades, will soon be replaced with a much larger, modern building that is being constructed next to the old one.