Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be documented and shared.
Abandoned Alabama: Dark Shadows of Generations Past explores this haunting narrative and display of photos by urban explorer and photographer, Jay Farrell. In this volume, witness a brilliant contrast between bygone farmhouses of rural Alabama and the bone-chilling photos and narrative of a Tuscaloosa insane asylum. Readers are encouraged to explore the forgotten corners of the state, see the world through different eyes, and take the long road home.
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.