Shear Strength Cleveland is a photo project that incorporates Cleveland's past strength through industry that has long been overlooked. I try to capture in an abstract style the rustic geometric shapes of industry design. The mechanical muscle that once was the strength of Cleveland that is slowly turning to rusted steel. Using close-ups, dramatic lighting and different perspectives I try to capture the raw steel strength in artful compositions.

Like Cleveland, the steel girders are not shiny and new but the inner strength and history of Clevelanders is still in our core.

Some of these structures no longer exist due to revitalization and I am slowly incorporating the newer structures into this photo project.