These images are from my series, “Once Upon A Playground,” which focuses on vintage playground equipment that is quickly disappearing from the American landscape. Because these vanishing artifacts of childhood represent a tangible piece of our country’s cultural heritage, I’ve spent the past seven years creating a visual document of remaining structures in their original environment.
Born in New York City in 1963, Brenda Biondo has been writing and taking photographs since graduating with a B.A. degree in communication arts from James Madison University in 1985. As a freelance writer, she’s had her work published in The Washington Post, The Denver Post, USA Weekend magazine and many other publications. In 2004, she decided to discontinue writing in order to concentrate on fine art photography. Her photography has been shown at galleries and art centers around Colorado, as well as in presentations at the 2009 Palm Springs Photo Festival and other venues. In addition to working on other photographic projects, Brenda has spent the last seven years shooting vintage playground equipment that is quickly disappearing from the American landscape. She’s been a resident of Colorado since 1999, and currently lives in the small town of Manitou Springs.