Small towns in West Texas all have one thing in common: they are getting smaller, as more and more people move closer to the cities and suburbs. This means more and more buildings in these towns are being left empty and desolate as businesses are moving or closing. Many of these buildings, once beautiful, are now falling into a state of disrepair. My hometown of Stamford has not been unfamiliar with these changes. Hundred-year-old buildings stand empty, roofs caving in, windows boarded up, and in some cases, whole walls falling in.
This has inspired my new project, entitled “Yesterday’s Glory”. These buildings tell the story of the small town- the times in which it was built, the people who built it, and the changes it has seen over the years. They were once bustling with people and life when the towns were booming, but now stand lonely and abandoned, showing the wear of time.
Here are a few of the photos I have taken so far:
“Boarded Up in Philly”
These are only a few of the one’s I have taken thus far, with many more to come!
And as always, feel free to comment with any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas!