WHY ARE THESE IMAGES INTOXICATING TO LOOK at — is it because there are both beauty and destruction all in one spectacle? The blends found in these expanses of colour are fascinating to stare into, the way they twist and wave into a glowing pattern is like a tractor beam of sorts. The transformation is made when engine oil ends up falling onto wet roads, it refracts and produces a weird rainbow of colours. The surface texture plays an endless game with our eyes, tripping us up, as we skip over puddles searching for portals of other–worldly light — sunlight from 150.92 million km away passing through different thicknesses of a once living organism that was buried and years later pulled out of the earth, refined, transported from somewhere on the other side of the planet to end up spilled on the pavement right in front of us. In its new form the metallic pools open an entrance to magical doorways and you can feel yourself reflected back (SOMETIMES OVER AND OVER AGAIN) from other dimensions; other worlds pulling you in to their sumptuous colourful landscapes.
IN PICTURES— Pollution on the Streets of England.
Words: Glen Robinson & Rebecca Robinson
Photography: Glen Robinson & Rebecca Robinson
Part of an ongoing anthropological study of layered narratives found in naturally occurring intersections between the metaphysical and terrestrial worlds. We examine and document the fabric of our journey through the continuous production of an interconnected body of knowledge and data gathering.
All photographs taken in July 2018-2020.
Shot on iPhone SE.