"Skinner Butte Park runs along the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon. An older portion of the park is illuminated with substantial iron lamp posts which have been repeatedly painted over the years. Corrosion interacting with the paint has left the posts with remarkable texture, color and beauty."
So reads Craig Hickman's short description of his latest photo project. Aiming his camera squarely up one of the most overlooked subjects in the contemporary landscape, Hickman has created a surprisingly diverse typology which hits just the right mix of discovery, banality, and physical history. Imagine the bastard love-child of Misrach's Seguaros and The Bechers' Watertowers. Better yet, you don't have to imagine. Here's a sampling: