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.