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beautiful ugly: monthly blog circle

this month’s creative challenge , “beautiful ugly,” was challenging for me. however, thanks to some FB friends, i heard about Hidden City Philadelphia which is having its annual festival, opening the doors of long-forgotten places around philadelphia area for visitors. i visited John Grass Wood Turning Company which has been at its current location from 1916 up until its closure in 2003. unfortunately, due to significant structural damage, the visitors are not allowed to go into the building, and the viewing is restricted from a small platform by the entrance. still, this placed seeped history, as it looked like it was abandoned yesterday, with the sawdust that probably dates almost 100 years, old tools, and bent shelving. i enjoyed visually exploring the space, and i hope you do, too.

this blog is part of a creative monthly blog circle of women photographers who challenge themselves with a monthly theme. please click over to the blog of Piper Anne to see her take on the theme of “beautiful ugly.”

oh, and in case anyone is wondering,  the first and last images are taken with sigma 35 13.4, the rest with lensbaby edge 80.

  • Erica Obenchain Collins - These are fascinating, Nina! I am a huge history buff and I love this peek into the past!ReplyCancel

  • Alla Zagrebelsky - I absolutely LOVE these. Some of your best work! So proud of you 🙂 and your long hidden latent family creative gene;)ReplyCancel

  • Adeena - Wow! This is such a cool set! So much history in these. I would never have guessed lensbaby – very cool! I really like the flag shot.ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Rochelle Photography - I am amazed by these images! It looks like they got up and walked off! What beauty you’ve captured in the forgotten!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - How perfect this festival was happening right now! I love these, you got some really great images.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Lien - I love these, Nina! The textures and the colors are incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Heffernan Photography - Wow, what a special treat to view this place. Stunning photos – I could feel the history from your images.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Marino-Mingioni - I love these Nina!ReplyCancel

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