On his blog, Merrett states that the entire premise behind his photography is to bring “an unusual perspective and awareness to the things that most people wouldn't give a second glance to” He aims to “expose the obscure and resurrect life where it once existed.” And “by carefully visualizing my surroundings as they once were and are today, the past and the present are captured as one.”
The low angle and the composition of the main subject matter (the car) in the photograph being outside of the main focal point, highlights the sense of disorientation it conveys, with the story behind the photograph, for example why the car was abandoned in the forest, becoming secretive and ambiguous.
The warm tone of the photograph not only emphasizes the beauty of decay, with the overgrown shrubbery turning to autumnal colours like orange and brown, but also creates a reminiscent feel to a past era. This is further highlighted by the make of the car being one from perhaps the 1970s. The view in the photograph is obscured by branches and leaves, which draws attention to their overgrowth and therefore the state of abandonment.
I find it interesting in this photograph in this photograph how there is a stark contrast between the vibrant, rusting of the blue door and the dull, raw wood surrounding it.