“Everything used to be better” When? When you had to work in the factory 60 hours a week? Or when women had no voting rights, black people were kept as slaves and all Jews were gassed?
Many people (especially the elderly) have a sense of nostalgia for the past which, if you look at it realistically, is actually totally unjustified. I have captured places that may have been vibrant and fantastic in the past, but are now in decline.
You see that there was once lived, there were people who were happy and now only wander the ghosts of the past.
The photographer Stephen Shore is my source of inspiration for this project with not only the concept behind it but also the implementation. I force myself to make these images to take the time and set everything straight and see it in 2d and let it go over like that.