For over a decade, Shane and Jessica Steeves have shared an obsession for searching out and exploring the historic and abandoned locations that are strewn about the vast state of Texas.
What started out as a side hobby quickly evolved into a passion for photography, architecture, and history. The two never expected it to completely take over their lives.
Growing up in the Midwest, the Steeves were exposed to abandoned farms, rickety old gold mines, and dank subterranean tunnels. After a decade of living in Texas, their interest in these places was rekindled. What started out as documentary style photography has developed into more of a fine art approach to photography.
Now it seems like every spare chance they get, Shane and Jessica are either staring at a map or driving hours on end to find their next location to photograph. Living in the Lone Star State continues to give the pair the opportunity to travel great distances for these locations.
It doesn't seem as if there will be a shortage of buildings for this duo to photograph, at least for years to come.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Shane and Jessica Steeves met in Colorado sometime in the late 90s. Since then, they have moved to Texas, purchased a house, gotten married, and started a family. More than a decade ago, Shane was surfing the web and came across an image of an old hotel in Mineral Wells that peaked his interest. A few months later, the two were privileged enough to explore the hotel. This started the pair’s obsession with abandoned buildings, photography, and architecture. As they both have backgrounds in photography, this became an all-consuming hobby they enjoy immensely together.
Publisher: America Through Time
Images: 190 color and black and white
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)