Dereliction—Colours of Abandonment
Our latest photography expeditions are being compiled – just in time for Exposure Festival in February.
Dereliction is an eye on things abandoned: ignored, forgotten, forlorn, fading away, dismissed by our modern predilection for everything new.
- Following the Ghost Town Trail along obsolete railroads: from Tiny to Biggar, Eastend to Westbend, Smuts to Maidstone.
- Searching houses, stores, shops, barns, and churches left to the elements, owls, and racoons.
- Capturing vignettes of abstract beauty, hidden away in stuff left behind: crackling paint, peeling wallpaper, perishing linoleum, disintegrating vinyl, rusting equipment.
- Revealing a context of depression, foregone inhabitants just walked away, vanished, disappeared—or were maybe escorted away in a straightjacket.
- Wondering if there was intention to return, but not enough room for one last suitcase, not to mention the piano.
- Exposing the edgy side—welcome to The Bone House…
But first, here’s the plan, Stan: after a two week reconnaissance road trip, one week to sweep southern Alberta, then a five week photography expedition to Saskatchewan – eight weeks on the Ghost Town Trail! Added a few more days and clicks for Chevy in the Levy… Check out our adventure planning map here: