Abandoned structured are places that open the imagination, invite interpretation, and tell stories of bygone eras.
This book features photography from the author’s journeys throughout the blight of the Appalachian Foothills, featuring autumnal colors and remnants of the once thriving coal mining regions. The unique distress, dark history, and objects left behind in the photos display an up-close and personal vantage point not accessible to passerby.
Readers will enjoy stunning photos that display a look into Eastern Kentucky’s rich heritage. Through the twists, turns, hills, and valleys, a world unknown to outsiders is thoughtfully explored and documented.
Abandoned farmhouses, storefronts and industrial buildings, old-time schools, a country church, a historic mansion of a town founder, coal mining equipment, roadside cars, and more, all collectively make Abandoned Eastern Kentucky a must read for photography and history enthusiasts. Enjoy the beautiful contrast between Americana and a chilling past.
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.