As we travel around we come across abandoned homes throughout the country and are always intrigued by them. Exploring and photographing them often evokes a sense of sadness. What happened? Why was the house abandoned? Who lived there? Sometimes we find a stray letter or some small indication of who the the previous inhabitants were but more often we find objects strewn about in disarray that tell only what material connection they had to the world. Objects, that are now separated from the people who used and often cared about them. Like the houses they are contained in they evoke a sense of loss.
Carrying that sense of loss a little further we are reminded of the impact we humans have on the health of our planet. Will we survive the success we have as ever-populating humans at altering our entire planet’s landscape and environment? Are we smart enough to change the behaviors we engage in that are truly destructive? Can we reverse the changes we have made that are clearly effecting us? Questions.
Selected Photos from the Falling Houses Series
“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.” John MuirRead More