There is something about a run down, creepy building. The way the paint is coming off the walls, the patina and layers of dust on everything…it just speaks to an odd part of the mind and makes you want to look closer.
Jeremy Harris has collected some excellent imagery showing this almost disturbing effect to a fine degree.
I find it reminds me of the images I have seen of the Chernobyl area after the meltdown nearly 30 years ago. I think the most compelling part of these are the images from schools and hospitals, where a child’s toys can be found in close proximity to piles of gas masks and scattered belonging. Gets to me every time.