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When I encounter Forsaken Places, these decaying buildings, these traces of life, I can almost feel the ghosts and see their forgotten memories. As I squeeze through a barbed wire fence, climb a hill or struggle through the sage to approach these buildings I am aware of walking in the footsteps of those who grappled with life in the most unforgiving places. On the other hand, I like to think that the beauty and grandeur of their surroundings helped to alleviate some of their hardship.

I strive to capture this desolate and solitary past in a natural manner with honesty, reverence and without judgment. The subject is framed in the setting so that its essential qualities are made clear.

solitude

solitude

out back

out back

tin roof

tin roof

outside in

outside in

watering place

watering place

escape

escape

streetscape

streetscape

wash day

wash day

oblique memories

oblique memories

empty bottles

empty bottles

deliverance

deliverance

last look

last look

angled reflections

angled reflections

past prosperity

past prosperity

remnants

remnants

abandoned

abandoned

beyond

beyond

solitiude crop

solitiude crop

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