Tag: rural america

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 →

Weekends Spent With The US Census

How Do You Spend Your Weekends? The internet is great for a wealth of information on just about any topic and with government sites online dumping tons of data for the world to look over I’ve benefited from easy access to information on the topic of population decline. The US Census website has been amazing for this, but let me… Read more →

Rural America and the Drug Epidemic

You Can’t Talk About Rural Population Decline Without Mentioning Drugs What scares me the most in rural America is the drug epidemic. You never know when you’re going to walk into somebody’s meth lab. I’ve been fighting with the topic of the rural drug epidemic since I decided that I would be making a documentary film on top of the Lost… 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 →