Makes me want to go into the next room to see what else was left behind.
So...I need to ask...did you open the fridge? Or were you to afraid of what might have been left behind in THERE?? Also that linoleum in the next room looks like some from my great grandmother's pantry. It was shades of muted green. Odd what we remember. Thanks...
An interesting comment on an interesting picture. I also had the same thoughts, what else is there to tell the story of these once resident folks and why did they leave without their possession or was it all of their possessions? I guess that is one role of photographs to tell a story but also another to ask questions. Richard
Dan, it would be fun to go shooting with you one of these days... I shoot this type of subject as often as I am lucky to come across it but have not thought to convert to black and white! Good job and thanks for sharing.
Yep, still thinking about that hidden barn you found that one time many years ago... Every now and then out here in Loudoun County VA we come across an old abandoned barn, or house. It is rewarding to capture these old places because growth in Loudoun county is so quick, these old places are being torn down quickly.
Perhaps a road trip to W.PA during the summer months...
Do you know of any abandoned factories or asylums near your place or half way?
This is a great image and sets the mind ablaze with possible stories behind it. Do people really just leave houses abandoned like that? There are parts of the trendy metropolitan world where that Philco refrigerator could be restored and fetch a high price!
Are you not concerned that you could find yourself in the middle of some real life drama when you are taking these shots. You must have seen the movies: A chainsaw wielding one-eyed hick suddenly appears from nowhere and starts chasing you through the woods as you try to escape before being caught and then abused and disfigured prior to being fed to his hogs!
...sorry, got a little carried away there, which is testimony to how your photo has successfully created this image in my mind. The whole way you have presented it in B&W grunge is excellent. Thank you.
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Appreciate it Steve! Actually it could have been a blood bath out of some horror movie.
There were outside steps leading to the open basement. Little did I realize, but the steps had ice on them. Needless to say, I slipped (while carrying my camera on the tripod). My finger was a little cut up and the camera did smash against the side concrete wall (although thankfully the side of my L-bracket took the impact).
The inside of the house had stairs leading to the upper floor, although some had gaping holes in them. I pretty much made a decision not to try walking on them – as no picture is worth putting your life in harm’s way. The moral of the story is: urban exploration can be a lot of fun – but it’s not without its perils.
Of course where I live (rural Pennsylvania, USA), your description is entirely possible (just kidding).
A wonderful find & image. The back light coming from the door is awesome. The old Philco is classic! I come across these settings every now and then and while shooting always start to wonder what life might have been like in the house. Then I wonder why it was left to rot. Most of the time it is pretty sad to see them go. Thanks for sharing.