Modern Ruins

Phillip Buehler: “I photograph modern ruins because I find it disturbing to find familiar objects and technology to be abandoned. I’m reminded that nothing is permanent, that everything is always in a state of transition. And we see ourselves in our own transitions, sometimes too focused on where we’re going to notice and appreciate where we are.

I created this homepage so I could gather people’s stories and recollections about these modern ruins when they were alive as well as to help me better understand why people are fascinated them. I’ve included them throughout the site. If after visiting you have something to say, please send me e-mail or sign my guestbook.” [via Viridian mailing list]