Looking for the beauty in the forgotten
Edmonton photographer Joe Chowaniec (pictured) joins CTV Edmonton to talk about exploring Alberta in search of long-lost and forgotten places for his new book Abandoned Alberta II.
'Abandoned Kentucky' book preserves state history through photography
Photographers Sherman Cahal, Adam Paris and Michael Maes
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Three Kentucky men are preserving the state's past through photography.
They're bringing history to life in a new book called "Abandoned Kentucky," using cameras and drones to capture abandoned properties across the Commonwealth.
The book combines words and images to tell the story of long-forgotten locations like the former Merchant's Ice and Cold Storage Tower in Smoketown.
Award-winning photographers and historians Sherman Cahal, Michael Maes, and Adam Paris traveled thousands of miles across the state to photograph a variety of vacant properties including homes, schools, and cemeteries.
They said the goal of documenting them is to show readers there is more to these sites than what meets the eye.
"We hope that people at least take away from the book that there is beauty in decay, and that there is more behind these walls than what people might envision," said Cahal, who lives outside of Ashland.
Maes is from Louisville, and believes people are genuinely curious about the mystery behind abandoned properties.
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Alberta photographer releases new book showcasing abandoned buildings
Global News Morning Edmonton
Posted October 25 2022
While driving across the beautiful Alberta prairies it's almost impossible not to notice some of the abandoned buildings and homes along the way. Where others may only see decay, photographer Joe Chowaniec sees a beautiful story. Chowaniec joined Global News Morning to talk about his latest book "Abandoned Alberta Two".
Alberta’s beauty captured in lost corners
Edmonton Journal, Sept 22, 2022, Justin Bell
Joe Chowaniec’s photos of Abandoned Alberta places have proven so popular he’s released a second book.
Abandoned Alberta II features 136 pages of new photos showcasing abandoned homes, farms and businesses from the badlands to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Abandoned Alberta II is the sequel to Joe Chowaniec’s 2020 best-selling photo book of the same name. Supplied
The original book was released in 2020 and became a bestseller, while his photography was featured in a year-long exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.
Abandoned Alberta II was released in early September from publisher Macintyre Purcell Publishing.