The Illusion of Abandonment

Abandonment refers to the inefficiency of, or inability to use, a particular object over a given period of time. This classification is usually given to items that have been broken or to uninhabitable domiciles. Naturally these designations are always relative.
The persistence of the human mind, and more specifically of a vice that the human is withholding, is virtually unwavering. My intent is to display how various buildings and objects were used after they had been discarded. This new usage deviates from the functional fixedness which constrains the average person frequently. I captured the new designation of these material’s use and composed my photographs in a way intended to provide my observer with an entirely different meaning of the original object’s or space’s intention.
The erosion of the structural materials of the buildings provides juxtaposition with the perception that society has of the individuals using it. Those without a home, without a family, or without sobriety tend to cling to that which has no prerequisite for enrollment and is bereft of judgment. With sensitivity and respect to the initial causes that forced these individuals to inhabit such places deemed abandoned to the rest of society, I also intend to revoke the initial classification of abandoned and maintain the validity of the counter argument through the composition, color, and subject matter of my photographs.

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