Thursday, August 20, 2009

Abandoned Homes Are Depressing

DETROIT (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Abandoned homes in Detroit are just plain depressing.

That’s what photographer Kevin Bauman found while working on 100 Abandoned Houses, a series of photos of the most dilapidated and forgotten homes left in Detroit as a result of years of economic hardship.

He believes the images strike a “depressing” nerve with local residents since many of the homes in the series still stand as broken and empty today as they did years ago.

As a result, not many of Bauman’s prints have been bought.

He says, “I don’t think a single person from Detroit has ordered any. If you grew up looking at these houses, it just makes you mad.”

He understands how Detroit residents don’t see the photos as “fascinating” like many outsiders do.

To help change the urban landscape of his hometown, Bauman is donating 30 percent of his picture profits to the local Habitat for Humanity.

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