Lost & Found Ohio would like to welcome two new photo gallery contributors; Jennifer Gordon and Roman Sirotin. They are residents of central Ohio and their work is very impressive. We are happy to have them as contributors!
Here are links to their most recent contributions to LFO...
Knox County Poor House
Gates of Hell
Landmark Grain Elevators
I asked Jennifer about how she and Roman became interested in abandoned places and here is what she said...
"It was winter, snow and slush filled streets, going for thai food after a long day of dancing. Before heading into the restaurant we notice an old Victorian house, paint peeling, it’s strange almost garish colors are beginning to fade yet stand out on this grey day. Without a word we were looking in the windows, the place was empty, filled with debris. The cameras came out and we were snapping photos through dusty windows, self portraits by peeling paint, falling in love in a way with the silence of this house, the nostalgia of a single moment. Capturing it’s once commended beauty."
"It was those empty rooms, those dirty windows that changed how we looked at buildings."
"It started soon after, a trip to the grain elevator, gates of hell, Knox County Poorhouse, Ohio State Reformatory, a Howard Johnsons about to be torn down, an abandoned colonial house…
Any place can be a favorite place, the light, the silence, the moment. We have been to the Knox County Poorhouse on many occasions already, it constantly changes, with the season, with the day. Each time we are back there it had grown into something new, and so do we." - Jennifer Gordon
Please also take some time to visit their personal pages...
Jennifer's website http://www.jennifergordonart.com
Roman's Website http://www.romansirotin.com
Their Etsy shop http://www.romanandjennifer.etsy.com
Their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RomanAndJennifer
Thanks Jennifer and Roman for your contributions to Lost & Found Ohio!