Homes Alone

Tuesday August 21, 2012 Written by luke

Detroit isn't what it used to be. Once the hub of the world's automotive industry, over the past few decades the city's fortunes have waned considerably and the population has dropped 25 per cent from its peak.

As such, significant portions of the city have been left to rack and ruin, providing a unique snapshot of urban decay and the inevitable return of nature.

Photographer Kevin Bauman is literally taking that snapshot. 100 Abandoned Houses does what it says on the packet, offering a sequence of 100 photos of houses left behind when the money dried up. Serene and oddly haunting, they paint a compelling picture of a once glorious city now tumbling into the dust.