Remains of the Day

December 7, 2010

I’m in the early stages of creating an ambitious new body of HDR work based on Dekalb County’s still visible and sometimes not, past. The first location (still to be completely documented) is the old Decatur Waterworks ruins north of downtown Decatur, Ga. The haunting location has fascinated me since I discovered it in the mid 80’s. The waterworks served the needs of the county seat from 1907 until the early 1940’s when it was abandoned and left to decay. Today it hosts a dubiously impressive collection of masterpieces from local and visiting volunteer artists. Its also the site of many hobo camps, as a small fire was still smoldering on the chilly morning I shot these. Currently the area (which actually is State protected) is undergoing some redevelopment, as paved path is being constructed within 50 feet of the main body of a ruins. The area will undoubtedly see some changes in the near future due to the increased access.

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