The interiors of industrial spaces always have a grand cathedral feel to them, at least to my eye. As soon as I walked into this building I had this sort of photo in mind. This is a truck wash attached to a heavy equipment maintenance garage. The wet floor adds to the overall effect, particularly in black and white. I gave the client a glossy print of this shot which looked particularly good, even if I do say so myself!
This is one of a series of photos I took for a friend who has a considerable collection of such paintings. The photos were taken for his website. Each is a water colour about 20" wide. Water colours are a little tricky because the colours tend to look a little washed out. I find having the original painting to reference during the editing stage essential to getting the white balance and colour saturation aligned to match the original.
It's hard to say if Ming's Barber Shop is still a going concern; the rest of the building and the area around it is quite derelict. I quite like the geometric patterns at work here and the straight on aspect of the photo is something a gravitate to; probably as a result of my years drawing building elevations in 2 dimensions.