A Lost Shotgun
I came across this one several years ago when on a shoot in New Orleans and fell in love with it. Even in its abandoned state it is beautiful and speaks a language all its own. I included this photo in my book on abandoned architecture entitled RUIN, Photographs of a Vanishing America, a photographic study of abandoned architecture, published in 2009 by Rowman & Littlefield. Recently I had the opportunity to be in New Orleans again and went looking for this house, but could not find it. It was in a part of the city which was hard hit by hurricane Katrina and I fear that it was lost in the storm. I’m glad I shot it when I did….