Tuesday, July 14, 2009

If you haven't already...

please check out 100 Abandoned Houses. Freelance photographer Kevin Bauman has been photographing Detroit's abandoned houses for over a decade, here's a quote from his website:

"The abandoned houses project began innocently enough roughly ten years ago. I actually began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the mid 90’s as a creative outlet, and as a way of satisfying my curiosity with the state of my home town. I had always found it to be amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence.
Brush Park, on the outskirts of Detroit’s entertainment district was always an area of interest to me. For as long as I can remember the area, housing large houses and mansions, sat largely abandoned just a stones throw away from the Fox Theater, and not far from Wayne State University, the Masonic Theater, and even the central business district. How could an area that was obviously once a wealthy enclave in the city become an example of the downfall of American cities?"


His photographs are beautiful and sad (if you are like me and hate seeing once beautiful buildings crumble into ruin). Please check them out, all are available for purchase, he is offering each in a limited edition at a very reasonable price. A portion of the proceeds will benefit organizations like Habitat for Humanity and The Greening of Detroit. Great work Kevin!

2 comments:

  1. It's wonderful and heartbreaking. Makes me so sad.

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  2. I have seen his photos, poignant and haunting. Amazing how much can be said without words.

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