September 29th, 2008


homestead in williamsburg, MO

whilst off searching for a crumbling plantation house that the locals had told us about, we found this little cache of sadness and neglect. the owner of the homestead had died in 2000, after what looked like a long, isolated convalescence. his wife had died years before, and there was little evidence that anyone spent much time with the husband during his illness. the despair in this house was palpable; even working with the photographs afterwards brought tears to my eyes. we felt like archeologists on a dig at this site. there was so much left behind.

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see the other forty or so on my flickr.
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