New book is a culmination of ten years of traveling to explore abandoned locations
by Keith Dotson, 2019, (ISBN: 978-0-578-54704-6)
Available on Amazon at the list price of $45.00.
Fine art photographer Keith Dotson is excited to announce the release of his first-ever photo book called Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places. The book represents over ten years of traveling the country to take black and white photographs of abandoned places and features a selection of the most intriguing and beautiful locations he found along the way. It includes richly reproduced photographs of abandoned houses, schools, churches, barns, storefronts, and even entire abandoned towns.
Why the fascination with decaying buildings and deserted towns?
Keith says this about photographing abandoned places: "There's an interest in old buildings because of their history and their beautiful architectural styles. But, there's also the mystery and curiosity about the people who lived or worked there. These places were once vital and thriving. Now many of them are quickly decaying and I feel that my photographs may be their only preserved memory in many cases. When you see them in such a ghostly state of emptiness, it reminds you that nothing lasts forever. It makes a little bell go off in your mind — carpe diem."
Photographer Keith Dotson seen holding the first copy of his new book, "Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places"
Locations covered in the book include:
- Adams, Tennessee
- Cahawba, Alabama
- Cairo, Illinois
- Kentucky (Louisville, Paducah, Hopkinsville, and more)
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Mississippi Delta (Clarksdale, Greenwood, Yazoo City)
- Rush, Arkansas
- St. Augustine, Florida
Plus, an abandoned farm in Tennessee with a farmhouse, barn, and other buildings, and an abandoned car found wrecked against a tree on a hillside in the woods.