Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Return - to Elsewhere


Return by Benjamin Heller, part of the "Ghost Town" series

Says Benjamin Heller on his series "Ghost Town", self-portrait images taken with Type 55 Polaroid film: "Traveling in West Texas I became fascinated with the phenomenon of the ghost town, places built up in desert places around a claim for natural resources... completely abandoned as soon as the boom is over. What is left behind? Crumbling walls, a window to the landscape, scattered objects and the spaces inside. The strongest elements of the ruins and artifacts left standing are like fragments and skeletons of past existences, still somehow resonant and haunting in the senses and imagination."

See more of his beautiful images here.

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