Quote Originally Posted by geoferrell View Post
I think photographers are the patron saints of old buildings. The older the better and during renovation. And in black and white for added symbolism. That is one aspect of America that is seldom told, and your pictures add to that point counterpoint surrounding mental health issues.
Good point. With the debates of about mass shootings and gun control in the US the mental health issues have been a topic of discussion. I think in every case the shooter was known to have mental health issues. Problem is, unlike years ago when these buildings were in use, it's virtually impossible to civilly commit someone *before* they do something awful. (That's not to say the old system didn't have problems of it's own, abuse, poor conditions, etc.)

But getting back to photography, old buildings are wonderful subjects and it looks like you really captured what you set out to do. Well done!