The Walls of Fort Worden

Fort Worden

The walls inside the old artillery installations at Fort Worden get decorated with a lot of graffiti. Periodically the graffiti gets covered up by park staff or volunteers. But it appears that they often leave their own creative mark on the place. The photographic potential of these walls was “discovered” some years ago by Brooks Jensen of LensWork Publishing and culminated in his project Wakarimasen. Last May I finally had the opportunity to explore the place myself for a few hours. Some photographers don’t connect with this sort of thing, but for me . . . . it’s a blast.

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden

Fort Worden


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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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4 Responses to The Walls of Fort Worden

  1. Mike says:

    Those are fabulous images. Well sighted and good work.

  2. bluebrightly says:

    Hi – these are wonderful. I was there once, but at the time I didn’t realize there was a place one could get into the building – I didn’t have a lot of time that day. I was googling “Seeing in Sixes” after getting an acceptance letter for this year’s book, and your blog came up. I enjoy your work, and I see you’re a botanist, so that’s double the pleasure, as I’m a plant lover who didn’t study botany but did get a Botanical Illustration Certificate at one point. 🙂 Anyway, I thought it would be nice to connect.

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