Brooks Jensen Arts

Made of Steel

My Grandfather was known as “Two-Bit Johnny.” He found himself unemployed  and with only two-bits in his pocket. He purchased two old car batteries from a junk yard, made one good battery and then sold it back to the junk yard for a profit. From him I learned to love metal shops and the men who work there.

In a ten year period, I visited and photographed dozens of shops all over America and the men who work with steel. The images and stories are glimpses into their world.

Uchiwa-e PDF

Tablet Edition

Available as a free PDF for iPad or Android tablets.

The Made of Steel project includes 95 images — the 59 from the folios plus an additional 36 images not included in the folios. The full project was reworked in 2014 for this newly designed tablet edition.

The original PDF monograph was published in 2007.

Folios In Five Chapters

Click on the images below to jump to each chapter

Oregon

Made of Steel - Oregon

Washington

Made of Steel - Washington

The Central States

Made of Steel - The Central States

North Dakota

Made of Steel - North Dakota

Joe Sasak

Made of Steel - Joe Sasak


Shizen Folio

Five folios of 11-12 prints each

Each of the five parts of Made of Steel are available as an independent folio.

Oregon

Washington

The Central States

North Dakota

Joe Sasak

These links open a separate web page for each folio. In these pages you can explore each of the folios in more detail as well as see the complete selection of prints.

Momiji

Made of Steel
Complete 5 Folio Set

Set of all 5 folios $395*

These fifty-nine images are offered as a pigment-on-paper printed folio, signed by the photographer and numbered, with an embossed cover. Using archival pigments and paper, each image has been printed by the photographer and produced to archival, museum standards.

Uchiwa-e DVD

Inexpensive "Popular Editions" Prints