Tuesday, March 31, 2015

_haphazard patterns of organic disarray_

There's something about the urban decay of forgotten and neglected spaces that I find so interesting. This set was shot on Sunday from an old outdoor farmer's market that has been abandoned and left for nature to reclaim. The sound of broken glass crunching beneath your feet, and doors/ tarps slapping in the wind, mixed in with the occasional (and startling) sounds of movement around you (courtesy of the numerous rabbits that had taken over) made for a surreal and eerie walk through the remaining structures of the market. The piles of random belongings left behind by the previous tenants lay in haphazard patterns of organic disarray, with some newer signs that people had recently inhabited the space - a mattress strewn with dirty broken glass inexplicably had a very new looking comforter on top. I suppose to transient folks, parts of this space could be considered decent temporary shelter.


The Forgotten-1

The Forgotten-16
Because why shouldn't there be a toilet in the middle of a hallway?

The Forgotten-9

The Forgotten-6
Poor little forgotten stuffed teddy bear.

The Forgotten-4
Barbed wire and a hula hoop. An unlikely combination.

The Forgotten-5

The Forgotten-7

The Forgotten-15

The Forgotten-17

The Forgotten-8

The Forgotten-10

The Forgotten-11

The Forgotten-12
Closed for the... ever?

The Forgotten-13

The Forgotten-14

The Forgotten-3

All photos taken with the Hasselblad 500CM and Planar 80mm f/2.8, on Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed in Ilfosol 3, 1+9 for 7:30min.

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