Following on from our recent post about faux facades and buildings that don’t exist, I stumbled upon these photos by photographer Kevin Bauman, a collection called 100 Abandoned Houses. I found them spooky, provoking and strangely addictive. They were shot in Detroit – the photographer’s hometown – and the project began over a decade ago when he began to notice a steady decline in some of the city’s neighbourhoods. This week a judge ruled that Detroit can go ahead and file for bankruptcy, and in many ways this collection of photos really drives home the reality of what happens when a city loses its life blood; its people.
Every city, every town and every country has abandoned houses and I think what I find so intriguing about this and the 100 Abandoned Houses collection of photos is that each house must have been abandoned for a reason, so I find myself staring at these shells of homes and thinking; Why? Where did their owners go? What are the stories behind these houses?
I hope you find these photos as fascinating as I do.
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