sbk photography

abandoned

Having seen such previous work as the Becher’s Water Tower series, and Edward Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, I became inspired to use this type of readymade photography to form my own typologies.  When I started my quest for, what would turn out to be, the illusive abandoned Walmart building, little did I know that I would embark on a journey across five state lines and cover around three-thousand miles. 


“Ruins provide the incentive for restoration, and for the return to an interim of death or rejection before there can be renewal and reform”.  -J.B. Jackson

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All images are copyright 2021 by Sarah Kolac