hello? is anybody home?
i find these photographs incredibly beautiful and kind of melancholy, but yet so inspiring. how i’d love to fix one of these gorgeous old homes up, returning it to the grandeur it long ago knew. the 100 abandoned houses project began innocently enough roughly ten years ago when Kevin Bauman began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the mid 90’s as a creative outlet, and as a way of satisfying his curiosity with the state of his home town.
kevin had always found it to be amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence. the number of abandoned houses in Detroit reaches somewhere around 12,000.
Since there has been a lot of interest in purchasing prints from the 100 abandoned houses series, photographer kevin bauman has decided to do a limited edition series of small prints available at reasonable price. i think they’d look fantastic as a grouping. and, a portion of the proceeds will go to an organization doing positive work in Detroit (preferably), or in other cities around the country, like Habitat for Humanity, and The Greening of Detroit.