I must have had my abandoned house radar in good form the day we found this house outside Austin, Texas. Suzi and I were driving along this road and I saw this house way, way in the distance past a lot of corn stalks. We quickly discovered there was no way to get out there except to walk there. Yes that’s right no driveway, no road, nothing………….not even a trace of one. It was a glorious feeling to stand on the front porch of the house and look out at the growing corn stalks. Enjoy these images and make sure to check out Suzi Q. Varin’s blog as well.
We were there to photograph the church steeple in New Sweden, Texas. Added bonus? An abandoned house on blocks next to the church.
Make sure to check out Suzi Q. Varin’s blog entry about our adventure too.
When the genesis of a project starts in my head I usually picture myself doing it alone. When I was in Austin, Texas visiting good friend and fellow photographer Suzi Q. Varin I was thrilled to discover a partner in crime. Over two days we trekked through small towns surrounding Austin, Texas looking for abandoned houses. We proudly carried our film and toy cameras with us wherever we ventured.
Forget needing a GPS as I started referring to Suzi as “my little GPS.” She was better than any electronic device.
We also were on the lookout for church steeples and would gleefully drive towards them and usually weren’t disappointed. Almost universally you would find astroturf on the steps of the church which I found funny and had to document.
Make sure to also check out Suzi’s blog as well………………….
More to come…………………….
As I was scanning the negatives from my recent trip to Austin, Texas I was reminded why I love what I do so much.
My friend Suzi Q. Varin and I went on a photo adventure to small towns outside Austin looking for abandoned houses and old cemeteries. Not only did we succeed the day of our adventure but the images I just scanned prove the true success of that trip.
Stay tuned for more………….