Abandoned buildings are both sad and interesting; urban decay that is mysteriously appealing. It makes me wonder, "Who lived here?", "Who built this?", "Why was it abandoned?" There's something compelling aesthetically that allows us to enjoy these buildings out of their usual context; a man made structure decaying more from natural disruption than the hands that made it. Seeing photos of beautiful old abandoned buildings brings out my inner urban explorer and makes me want to experience them for myself...it would be like going back in time. I've always wanted to jump a manhole, see where I end up and explore the places that most people wouldn't go.
Peyton Fulford, a photographer based out of Georgia, brought attention the often overlooked buildings by "materializing private moments and sharing them publicly." Via her tumblr, Fulford requested that her followers send her private thoughts, messages and diary entries to which she then created anonymous banners and hung them on abandoned buildings throughout southern USA. The project combines network participants thoughts of love, loss and abandonment and essentially gives those thoughts to those who can not think, the buildings.
Images Via Peyton Fulford