I've always been fascinated with abandoned buildings. I wonder who lived or worked there, why it's abandoned, and I've always felt for a brief moment my camera lens gives these places purpose again. Although momentary, each image gives life to a once vibrant and loved place.
The photos in this series are 6+ years old, and I took while I was in college in Mississippi. My dear friend Kelcey and I would drive all around Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama looking for places to photograph. Those were some of the best days of my life. We'd have amazing conversation, laugh until it hurt, listened to music, and were on the lookout for the next big adventure.
Since living in TN I've found plenty of amazing places here and in the surrounding area, but haven't had the ability to really explore the places I've found yet. I'm planning on changing that soon, but for now, here's a little look into some amazing abandoned places in the South.
Note: The King Edward Hotel in Jackson, MS was fully renovated a few years back. My friend Ty and I explored this one weekend when I was visiting him. It was an amazing day, and I'll never forget thinking how tragic it was that this splendid building had been left to rot. I was so excited to hear of its renovation! It's absolutely beautiful now, and they did an amazing job restoring it to it's former glory.