Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Exploration of their rusted, rotted remnants ensures stories of the forgotten continue to be told. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains, weathered paint, and patina act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be documented and shared with the world.
In Abandoned Albany: Relics of the Capital District, Nashville-based photographer and author, Jay Farrell, takes readers through the forgotten corners of Capitaland on a series of explorations. This collection of beautifully haunting photos and narratives helps viewers envision these places in their glory days.
Now in their postapocalyptic state, readers feel every cold gust of wind, and hear every creaking steel door and breaking shard of glass. Being an Albany native, Jay has the advantage of a home base in Albany with family, friends, and personal memories of some of these now abandoned treasures. Tobin’s First Prize, Al-Tech Steel in Watervliet, Central Warehouse, and other former Capitaland icons are featured in this book, long after the last whistle blew and the final puff of smoke belched from its smokestacks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jay Farrell is a Nashville, Tennessee, based photographer who loves photographing abandoned structures. He has a passion for utilizing his camera to share the unique, distressed beauty of abandoned homes and structures that most of the world has forgotten. Sharing his adventures with the public through authorship and blogging inspires him as much as the adventures themselves.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 29th May 2023
State: New York
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)