Scott Garlock Photography
"Scott has an amazing intuition to capture the essence of each structure. His photography ignites a spark .... a recollection of days long ago
and urges us to preserve and protect our past before these structures return to the earth."
Michael Ausbon Decorative Art Associate Curator at the North Carolina Museum of History
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"Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" -North Carolina Museum of History Sept.4th 2015
HIDDEN STORIES OF ABANDONED PLACES
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 04,2015
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY
So what are doing September 4th? How about spending an evening with me at the North Carolina Museum of History for a special Friday night event titled "Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" which is sponsored by the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and the Duke University MFA|EDA Program along with the Durham County Library.
I will be a panelist speaking about one of my favorite abandoned Warren County, NC homesteads, the Foster Robertson farmhouse, whose history I've chronicled through my photography. The photograph below as well many others will be featured at the event.
This program was inspired by my ongoing exhibition, Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place at the North Carolina Museum of History, featuring the work of North Carolina-based photographer Scott Garlock, who will be a panelist for the discussion.
So If you're in Raleigh, NC around 6:30 pm on September 4th and looking for something to do, I would love to meet you and hope to see you there. For more information on this fantastic event, please click the link below!
A lone dust covered suitcase patiently awaits a reunion that will never take place existing as a memorial and tangible evidence there will always be unfinished business. (2015)
Photographer's Notes - Residing in the ruins of an old Warren County, NC farmhouse, a dust covered suitcase exists as a memorial to a final chapter written in the life of a hardworking soul. It is believed that the old farmer who called this old place home fell suddenly ill and either he or his family were preparing for assisted living or possibly an extended hospital stay when things became more dire and final. Along with the suitcase, a collection of well worn wing tip shoes and work boots have spilled down the stairs from the tattered remains of a cloth shoe holder that once hung on an upstairs bedroom door. A couple elements of this photograph that resonated with me personally was that of the worn out sole of the upside down shoe that resides at the bottom of the steps and the old farm tools propped up against the wall in the far background. The shoe's torn and ripped surface, in my mind, symbolizing what it was like to walk a mile in this man's shoes and the farm implements representing a lifetime commitment to a chosen vocation. These visuals really hit home with me. In regards to my choice not to use color photography, because of the low light conditions of the interior, I felt the scene was best processed as a black & white photograph.
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