Colorado Abandoned: Capturing the Beauty of the Forgotten is a photographic art experience that captures visually alluring items, artifacts, and locations left abandoned to the elements, mostly from the high plains of Colorado.
It portrays dilapidated, broken-down, abandoned buildings and neglected homesteads, along with various farm vehicles and industrial machinery. Photographers Lex Nichols and Vincent Gearhart have traveled primarily throughout the southeastern part of Colorado to capture the essence and beauty of the abandoned in photographs.
Over a period of twenty-five-plus years, Lex and Vincent have developed a mutual friendship and joy of photographic expression. What started out as a fun way to spend a day capturing images of abandoned buildings and farm equipment quickly turned into a full-blown art project.
Large canvas prints of Lex and Vincent’s work have been used in several regional galleries, including the SPACe Gallery in La Veta, the Trinidad Photography Galley, and the world-famous Koshare Indian Museum.
Colorado Abandoned is a visual story of two photographers exploring and capturing the essence and natural beauty of the "abandoned.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Lex A. Nichols developed an interest in photography at a young age. In 2003, he started Lex Nichols Photography. He has been featured in Outdoor Photographer, Cowboys and Indians, Balloon Life, and numerous other national publications. Visit his website at lexnichols.com. Vincent P. Gearhart has had a passion for photography for many years. He primarily takes photographs of isolated objects and takes great pleasure in landscape photography.