Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Love of Abandoned

Who doesn't fabricate a tale in their mind when they pass a weathered and vacant structure?  I've been doing it since I was a child, traveling across Nebraska on Old Highway 30.

Farm House - Nebraska (23 June 2007)
When you travel the main highways and byways, you often miss the bits of history in small town museums, roadside fruit stands, and local mom and pop restaurants.  Travel the back roads and you'll often discover a way of life left behind, as just a memory.  Along with local interests, often come a plethora of run down farms with abandoned houses and dilapidated barns.

My mom and I made many trips across the farmland, filled prairie, on a journey to visit family.  Along the way we had many discussions about how to fix up these abandoned places, what we'd do with the place and what could have led to their demise.  And so was born, was my fascination with the abandoned.

Pair the childhood nostalgia with my love of photography and you get a collection of photographs that tell a story of the forgotten, left behind dreams of a changing America.

No comments:

Post a Comment