Cracktown v3.0; The Dying Years
By Phil Barrington.
The over-riding concept of my ‘Cracktown v3.0’ series of works is really about sorrowful – but often beautiful – endings, with fading memories of very human joy amongst the rubble and decay of aging modernity.
Joy cannot exist without sorrow, for everything is finite and all things must pass. In fact, I believe they are not opposite emotions, but are inter-twined. You grab joy as much as you can, for you know joy’s sorrow reminds you to hold on to it so; the mortal sorrow of all things ending.
“And so it also means the end of all things ‘Cracktown’ too. From my first shot for the first part of the trilogy of series taken with a dodgy camera in 2007, to now, it has been a brilliant journey for me. Who knew that capturing damaged characters in damaged places could be so genuinely thrilling?”