Helen suggested I look at the works of Edgar Martin, in particular, the image series ‘When Light Casts No Shadow 2008‘. This particular series was created at night on various airports around the world with special airside access. The long exposures have been used to create a very abstract very lonely and series of images. Image 122.jpg is a 3 hour exposure and appears to be a light trail, there is no indication of what created the light trail but it is very symmetrical and if the image was taken out of series I would not know what it was or how it had been created.
The other identifying point to this series is that the runways/taxiways are all of black tarmac and which allow the painted lines to stand out, as mentioned in the series description this is quite unique as most runways tend to be a grey concrete colour. The black also adds an eeriness and soace to the images. The negative space allows the eye to focus on the positive space such as the lines and light trails, the sense of the scale of the lines also makes the vehicle and aircraft in the following images appear to be toys, 023.jpg 033.jpg . On reviewing the series I do feel the first image of the lady standing by the wall of the terminal building is a little out of place, although I think its a well lit and balanced image it stands apart from the abstract lines of the rest of the images.
I’m praticularly drawn to the series of ‘This is not a house 2008’. I like empty vistas and dereliction, the absence of man and what he’s left behind. Not quite like the images of Keith Arnatt  but of those similar to Rebecca Bathory and Lady Schnapps . Relating to empty new buyild houses following the subprime mortgage market collapse in 2007 that triggered the current financial crisis. The images (but 1) show empty and sometimes vandalised new homes or rooms, housing estates and co mmercial developments that simply were not completed and stand derelict across the US. The images lead the viewer into a snapshot of an era of depression, the empty homes ask questions as to whether they will be ever completed or occupied, piles of rubbish, broken windows, unused building materials and furniture show some form human presence since the builders left. Image 34 is a yellow and purple house with rubbish piled in front of it, there is a darkness to this image, perhaps the financial cloud itself, due to the vignette that draws the eye straight to the house and the rubbish then tells the story. Comparing this to a similar house in image 33 but with a nice sunny perspective tells a completely different story.
, ,  &  ‘When Light Casts no Shadow’, 2008 Edgar Martin. http://www.edgarmartins.com/work/225/ – Accessed 21 January 2018
,  & ’This is not a house’, 2008 Edgar Martin. http://www.edgarmartins.com/work/this-is-not-a-house/ – Accessed 21 January 2018
 Keith Arnatt ‘Pictures from a rubbish tip’ 1988-89. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/arnatt-pictures-from-a-rubbish-tip-t13171 accessed 21 January 2018
 Rebecca Bathory ‘Orphans of time’. http://www.rebeccabathory.com/orphansoftime accessed 21 January 2018
 Lady Schnapps ‘Asile des Alienes (FR)’ https://www.ladyschnaps.fr/asile-des-alienes/ – accessed 21 January 2018.