I was recently reminded of this photo that I took in college because the bar that was below it, The Pigskin recently had a fire, and it seemed fitting. I worked in the bar that was below this apartment for three years in college, and it is the one and only reason why I almost never left Athens Ohio, as well as just barely graduated college. Working at The Pigskin gave me many different memories, and taught me many different things that I still take with me today. But enough about my silly college shanangans, let’s talk photography…
This photograph was a project that I had in mind ever since I saw this abandoned apartment. This apartment has since been remodeled into a modern abode, and for that reason is why this image is so special. I was able to walk into an enviroment that had not been touched in years, set up my lights and direct my models as I pleased. The image speaks to me on many different levels, the contrast of the decomposition and fire damage of the room, with the level of dress the models are wearing. I wanted this moment to be a drastic contrast, and somewhat of a metaphor of what many of us do in life.
“When all things around you are a mess, put on your best, and carry on.”
I think everyone can relate to this image, and we have all had situations where we could easily be one of the models in the photo, I know I can.
If you want to purchase this image, you can view it in my gallery on my website, it comes in various sizes for you. Enjoy.
Food is Art is Life.