Photographs of beautiful, historic, and slightly derelict North Knoxville, Tennessee, plus a video of the walk where I discovered the subjects
Go on a solo photowalk with me in the video below.
I spent a day exploring and shooting black and white photographs of funky, gritty North Knoxville, a historic neighborhood with a nice supply of industrial decay mixed in for texture.
I started at the Old Gray Cemetery, which was established in 1850. Then, I drifted around the industrial wasteland that seems to be under reclamation now by artists, bars, and coffee shops. Some of the architecture I found is in a serious state of decay, and some of it has been lovingly restored to a beautiful condition. I like it both ways — restored and crumbling.
I photographed factories and industrial facilities, historic storefronts, a few ghost signs (faded old ads on the sides of buildings), and even a huge model of a tall ship in a shop window.
Photographs taken on the day of the video
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