I’m not actually seeking out abandoned dwellings when I go on photography trips, but I’m sure it probably seems that way. I’m perfectly content to photograph nature scenes, barns, farms, etc., all the pretty sights one might see on a nice drive through the countryside.
But when I do come across an abandoned building, wow, I can really hear that siren call. It is an irresistible urge to explore the endlessly fascinating decrepit remnants of days past. And here in rural West Virginia there are lots of these places around, each one unique and calling out to be preserved in a photograph before time scrubs all traces of their existence away.
This particular abandoned home, cleverly dubbed “Abandoned 15”, is located along Broad Run Road near Left Hand in Roane County, WV.