Photos of Ship Hulls Harbored in Africa Closely Resemble Rothko's Abstract Paintings

Wrecked hulls from dead ships harbored in Nigeria and Cameroon are the subject of a fascinating series of images by Washington, DC-based photographer Frank Hallam Day. From afar, the photos look like abstract paintings on canvas, however upon closer inspection they reveal the rusted metal and worn paint that covers the side of the ships. In a recent interview with Feature Shoot, Hallam Day explained how he started the project, "I’ve always been fascinated both by ships and by images of wreckage and dissolution. I found a boat and a boat guy, and made many trips all over the harbor over a period of several months—I probably saw more of it than any other foreigner in quite a few years."

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via [Feature Shoot]

All images © Frank Hallam Day