Category: State by State

Send me on my way – Win a free signed photo

Lost Americana is going east this August – make a suggestion on where and win a free photographic print. It has only been two years since I made a trip in New York state before driving down through Pennsylvania for a day and then back home to Illinois, sadly skipping over Ohio because of time restraints. And since most of… Read more →

Population Decline; The Hardest Hit Counties In Each State Since 1990

Since 1990 These Counties Are The Hardest Hit By Population Decline In Their State The 1990s are a significant time for Lost Americana, which goes beyond the fact that during that decade what was once known as “my abandoned barn project” got it’s start and later became the Lost Americana documentary. No, the 1990s are significant, because it was the first decade… Read more →

Illinois, Alexander County – Largest Population Decrease in the Nation

Alexander County, Illinois Hardest Hit By Population Decline In America 2010-2016 Since 2010 no county rural, or otherwise has witnessed as large of a population decrease as Alexander County, Illinois. An estimated 21% drop, this county which sits as far south as you can go in Illinois at the confluence of the Mississippi & Ohio Rivers, has been devastated since… Read more →

Abandoned Texas

Lost Americana Texas: Where Should I Go?

Lost Americana: Going Back To Texas For the first time ever I’ll be exploring rural Texas specifically for documenting Lost Americana. If you know any farming areas that have been hard hit by population decline point me in the right direction, by commenting below, or on the Facebook page.   While I’ve been to Texas several times, having family who live there… Read more →

A (Rail) Road Runs Through It

The Railroad, Farmers and America I’ve really had two loves when it comes to photographing the ruins of the early twentieth century. The towns & farms of our agricultural society and the factories & infrastructure of our industrial past. Yet while both are very different there has always been one connecting element. The railroad. Following embankments that once had tracks has… Read more →