Allyson’s image, Shadow, Unknown Building, was included in The Magic of Light Online Exhibition in March. The call for entry solicited images whose success rests in the quality of the light – harsh or diffuse, bright or dim, natural or artificial, their subjects made magic by the light that falls on them. The juror, Ann Jastrab, is a fine art photographer and the Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel.
Allyson says: My image was taken at the Islais Creek terminal and is part of a current project documenting abandoned, historic buildings along San Francisco’s southern waterfront. Soaring grain silos, rusted conveyor belts, loading arms that once pumped grain into ships, and rail and truck discharge areas haven't been used for 70 years. There is a palpable sense of history and loss that I feel when shooting here, and which I try to convey in my work.