Declension

PhotographerKristen Phelps
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryHooksett, United States
Photo DateMarch-April 2010
Story

I’ve always had a fascination with old buildings, unlike some people who think they should be torn down; I think they are beautiful in their own way. They are different from most other buildings, which are designed and built uniformly the same; old things never age the same. With age these buildings, tree houses, farms, and trains become different, they form a personality and become a part of their environment. The places I photographed are all victims of their environments, the weather, their inhabitants, and their age; these factors combined are responsible for the way these places look today, unique.

Entry Description

These photographs were taken from early March to late April. They show portraiture and the uniqueness of aging.

Story

I’ve always had a fascination with old buildings, unlike some people who think they should be torn down; I think they are beautiful in their own way. They are different from most other buildings, which are designed and built uniformly the same; old things never age the same. With age these buildings, tree houses, farms, and trains become different, they form a personality and become a part of their environment. The places I photographed are all victims of their environments, the weather, their inhabitants, and their age; these factors combined are responsible for the way these places look today, unique.

About Photographer

I am a junior at the University of New Hampshire. I am majoring in English Journalism and minoring in photography. I hope to get my masters in photography. This project was inspired by the old, abandoned, and neglected buildings around New Hampshire.