overgrown architecture makes great photography

I love this photography by James Griffioen  entitled Feral houses. He captures the overgrown dilapidated houses of Detroit. The photographs are the wonderful dichotomy of man and nature and their complex relationship with one another over time. I have blogged … Continue reading

post 100, a few new doors

I have been lolly-gagging on writing my 100th post because it seems like it should be something special or profound as it is a small milestone for me! Anyhow, I thought what better way to commemorate post 100 other than … Continue reading

ghost buildings, they aren’t scary

Ghost Building Photography- José Antonio Millán

Last week, I started blogging a little bit about Architectural Ruins and this week I would like to share with you some photography by Jose Antonio Millan entitled Ghost Buildings that I have come across while further researching this very interesting and open-ended genre of architecture. I am so intrigued by these spaces because they are such large portraits of history, building technique and immense thought process– in short, they house an untold story.

Ghost Building Photography by José Antonio Millán

In these photographs, Millan brilliantly captures what was and what could have been in otherwise abandoned and uninhabited architecture. Dilapidated buildings offer so many questions and can often be stark reminders of a time and life that once was.

Ghost Building Photography by José Antonio Millán

Here lies the place where color, texture and wear converge from the inside out and this can seem daunting, frightening and undesirable.. or it can be seen as art such as captured by Millan. I see this kind of architecture in cities all over the world, what once was new and shiny now stands abandoned as a reminder of failure, of closed doors, but it could also be a simple suggestion of hope.

Do ruins intrigue anyone else? If so, why? I am really seeking some input on this topic, it is so fascinating.

architectural graveyard, it’s not ruined

Some of my favorite architectural spaces are ruins. I have been contemplating why, lately, and I think the reason lies in the way the Earth takes back its space so there exists in one moment, two distinct pulls, that of … Continue reading

how to choose paint colors that mean something

Choosing paint colors can be daunting to some but I think it is fun and a great expression of your style. Nothing can uplift your environment as much as a new paint scheme. To choose colors for your rooms first … Continue reading