Genoa Metalworks
23 September, 2018

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French ***holes!
15 June, 2018

Manholes are a newish fascination of mine. I began to take notice of them on my first trip to Paris in 2006, and have since began ‘collecting’ photos interesting ones when I travel. Because signs, house numbers, cemeteries, etc, aren’t enough things to collect.

The images here are a mix from Antibes, Nice, and Saint-Raphaël taken in the summers of 20017 & 18.

Regarding the “French ***holes!” title, yes my sense of humor stalled when I was about twelve.


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Israeli Ironworks
7 January, 2018

These images come from both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It was astounding how many different designs there were on all these metal castings in the ground. I didn’t even photograph all the different manholes (I’ve decided to generally refer to this genre now as ‘ironworks’ to be more inclusive because not all are strictly manholes, there are other covers and grates that could fall in this category), and surprisingly I only shot a couple duplicates. Many of them are very interesting with striking graphics, unique type, and 1 – 4 scripts/languages on them.


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