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Empty Homes

Empty Homes

A Chicago woman photographs a series of abandoned homes, starting with the one she grew up in.

Alyssa was pretty nonchalant about traipsing around in these abandoned homes, even after it was clear that the doors were broken down and someone could have been in there. I was nervous. I've been in a fair number of sketchy places shooting stories, but I wasn't looking forward to disturbing someone squatting in an abandoned building. Nothing happened of course.

Alyssa Miserendino's website & portfolio (she photographs lots more than abandoned buildings.)