Thats 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 Baumans prints have been bought.
He says, I dont 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 dont 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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