Rebecca Litchfield is a superb photographer, shooting creative commercial, fashion and editorial works, with an avant garde edge, (like the one below).
On her blog, she has a wealth of masterful images of abandoned buildings and homes – they are addictingly exquisite! Make sure you visit it for the bigger versions of the images …
Some of these spaces may be soon gone but (thanks to Rebecca’s documentation) not forgotten. They call out with past hauntings and personal histories – gentle lighting illuminates dusty and enchanting worlds. These can be heartbreakingly bleak yet personal, tender and mysteriously still. We really recommend you taking some quality time out and getting lost within these beautiful photographs of places frozen in time.
I have always found considerable aesthetic beauty in things decayed, the objects that remain, but may soon disappear forever. They tell a story of a long and interesting past like artifacts in a museum. Some people travel to the ruins of Rome, the crumbling Colosseum, others to Peru to see the enchanting ruins of the Machu Picchu. These majestic and culturally important places are slowly crumbling with time and one day will disappear from humanity in their entirety.
But I see no difference between these iconic world sites, which attract tourism, and the abandoned places known to so few. Hidden from the master narrative of history, these places are imbued with a wealth of meaning and wonder, a history of their own, which I strongly believe deserves to be recorded for posterity too. I believe it is absolutely vital to sensitively preserve this image of a once rich time before it is gone forever.
LINK: To Rebecca’s Day Of The Dead blog
LINK: To Rebecca’s Website
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