The Rust

 (n.) Rust: a state of deterioration 

Color reversal film originals with rangebound print editions, this photographic work is a deliberate survey of man’s relationship with the landscape of the Great Lakes. It is here that we work. We live. We survive. Ever slowly, the artifacts of our work wane into the sweep of the North American landscape. This is The Rust.


* Click on each film plate to view full composition.


In This Print Series:


Each print is created by the artist.

Each print is either 20" x 25" or 20" x 30" (based on original negative size) plus border.

Each print is signed verso.

Each print is unframed.

Each print from The Rust is part of a Special Edition of 5 with 2 Artist Proofs. 

*Note:  Photographer Ed Wargin reserves the right to make gallery and museum exhibition prints as needed - all of which will be documented and added to the Artist Proof reserves.





Canon EOS 1V camera + a lens range between 16mm - 200mm

Pentax 67ii MF camera + 45mm and 90mm lenses


Kodak VS ISO 100, E6, medium and 35mm format film stocks

Fujifilm Velvia ISO 50/100, E6 medium and 35mm format film stocks