Thursday, July 18, 2013

Schools, schools and more schools

Over the last couple of years I have photographed more schools than any other type of building. The vast majority have been vacant for a few years or more and are under consideration for other uses. This usually leaves their condition somewhat, well, lets just say "rough."

What makes photographing these buildings interesting for me now is that there's a level of familiarity and comfortable nostalgia, tempered (or polluted) with a good dose of stark reality. Kind of like when you run into an old friend from grammar school and all you can think is, "WOW, he/she got OLD!"

Old and rough, but still beautiful!

1 comment:

  1. I love pictures of old buildings. The usual fascination with the way things break down but still manage to fight against time and nature I guess. These illustrate that beautifully. emergency water damage Manhattan KS