Join us as we embark on an exploration of humanity's remnants, from time capsules that appear untouched for decades to abandoned places that have simply been forgotten. We'll look at some turn-of-the-century architecture, studying the Yankee craftsmanship and ingenuity that put New England on the map.
We will examine items that have been left behind, with imagery capturing the unique geography and diverse lifestyles found throughout Maine. We will also explore the darker side of abandonment, including surreal encounters and an inn, built in 1865, purported to be haunted.
These places, once thriving with human activity, now hold only fleeting traces of lives lived and lost. In addition to histories and factoids of locations, this book explores the folklore and urban legends surrounding the buildings, and muses on their relevance and possible veracity.
Finally, personal anecdotes and poetry are offered to try and connect the viewer with the evocative nature of the images.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Arend Thibodeau's photography background consists of twenty-five years of field work resulting in multiple publications across various disciplines. As an artist, Arend has been drawn to urban exploration for over a decade, and his abandonment imagery has been in gallery shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a writer, he has published works of non-fiction and poetry. He is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor society. Arend has also been a registered Maine Guide for more than twenty years, and he enjoys exploring while introducing others to the diversity and wilderness of Maine.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Publication Date: 25th September 2023
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Architectural & Industrial
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)