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Emily Bailey

Abandoned But Beautiful

My photographic project is a series of images that focus on the decay of abandoned places. These buildings and areas, once so full of life and people, are now rotting away. I’m in some of these images to show that these places are abandoned but not forgotten. I searched for abandoned places in areas not far from home in Poughkeepsie, Burnt Hills, and Ballston Spa.

The photographer who inspired my work is Kyle Thompson from Portland, Oregon. His work consists of mostly self-portraits that he takes in abandoned buildings and forests. His images are creative and creepy. The use of inserting himself into his images gives you the feeling that all though these places are desolate and abandoned that they too are not forgotten. 

About the Photographer:

Emily Bailey was born in Poughkeepsie NY on August 18th 2000. She grew up in Poughkeepsie and went to Roy C. Ketcham in Wappingers Falls. This is where her love for photography began. At age 16, she moved to Burnt Hills NY and attended Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School where she continued to expand on her love for photography. She is now preparing to graduate with her A.A.S. in Media Arts from SUNY Adirondack and plans to transfer to SUNY New Paltz.

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