Metal Things & Gears, the Close Up Way

Regia Marinho
3 min readMar 13, 2020

Today I’m curious about mechanical part. Don’t ask me why because I can not answer that.

This is about photography. Other people’s photography.

I don’t work with metal to make my art. I prefer paint, markers, ink, apple pencil…

But because I love close ups. I’m showing you here the best I could find.

But before about “metal”.

A metal is a material that, when freshly prepared, polished, or fractured, shows a lustrous appearance, and conducts electricity and heat relatively well. Metals are typically malleable or ductile. Wikipedia.

The five most common types of metal you can find…

  • Aluminum.
  • Stainless Steel.
  • Copper.
  • Iron.
  • Brass.

In chemistry… metal are described as positive ions surrounded by a cloud of delocalized electrons.

Metals were discovered around 5000 years BC.

And in the next 2000 years.

People found out how to manipulate and use native metals in better ways and in a multitude of applications. So, it’s something that man had use for such a long time.

Gold were often the easiest to find and use.

Let’s see the close ups…

Sculpture close up. Sculptor uses industrial metal wires to “Draw” portraits.

sculpture close up by artist Darius Hulea
sculpture by artist Darius Hulea

Selective focus photography of gray and brass-colored metal parts.

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

Close up photography of gray engine part. Plumbing.



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.