Copyright Jeff Ball 2006

This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by photojournalist, Jenn LeBlanc with the # 57

This photograph was taken while I was scouting the Denver industrial neighborhoods as part of a photojournalism class with Kenn Bisio at MSCD. At first I didn’t know what it was and it freaked me out a little. Was it a dog? or a cat? I’m still not sure.

I stood there staring death in the face and I realized that it seemed to symbolize the slow decay of the area I was exploring. Abandoned factories, houses, parks and parking lots scattered the landscape around me and this dead animal. It also seemed to stir some childhood instincts because I had the urge to poke it with a stick. Luckily, I resisted.

One Response to “Transition”

  1. Jenn says:

    Funny how that number, my number, brought us all together so randomly of all the possibilities in what must be an enormous archive.

    I love it.


I am a fine art photographer in Denver, Colorado. My work runs the gamut from high-end fashion to the deconstruction of masculinity. My curiosity and appreciation for the many different methods art is created and perceived has led to a diverse expression. I find myself drawn to a multitude of different themes, mediums and how they all relate and object to each other. My work stems from a belief that art is in everything.

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