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Photo by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her focus, purpose, and an outlet to express the feelings that she finds difficult to process and explain.

About this photo: “I am interested in exploring abandoned and forgotten places.

Find more from SJ at her Instagram.


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22 responses to “Forgotten”

  1. oldsilverphotography Avatar

    Extremely evocative, sets a wonderful sense of mood and emotion, and allows me to sense a bit of your experience. Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Maya Avatar

    It’s my favorite theme as well. This is a great shot 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Britta Avatar

    oh yes, this speaks to me. I love the image.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Laura L. Avatar

    My favorite theme as well. And this is gorgeous. Love the monochrome. Doesn’t this remind you of the haunting themes of Andrew Wyeth?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Margaret Avatar

    Good photo, really captures that forgotten, abandoned feeling,

    Liked by 2 people

  6. suej Avatar

    Excellent, evocative, emotive shot….forlorn and abandoned indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. imaginarytree Avatar

    I have been to this place…in my mind. Wonderfully expressive photograph of that which was once useful has been left behind.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. the Prodigal Orphan Avatar

    A beautiful image. A haunting, striking vision we have all had but are sometimes unable to see for ourselves. All of the shades of grey we find in life, somewhere between the black and the white we focus upon.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. SJ Ferguson Avatar
    SJ Ferguson

    Thank you all so much for your support and positive comments


  10. Kyle Anderson Avatar
    Kyle Anderson

    I love this shot . I as well love shooting in abandoned places.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Photography Journal Blog Avatar

    This is a beautiful image.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. traveller310 Avatar

    Reblogged this on traveller310 and commented:
    Very powerful photograph

    Liked by 1 person

  13. susanheney Avatar

    Reblogged this on shensea and commented:
    A site to be seen and heard

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Lady_K Avatar

    I love this. Then again, I do love the old/antique look.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Rhys Jones Avatar

    I love the colours and textures in this photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Leah Givens Avatar

    Wonderful…I love abandoned buildings also, but this shot is especially powerful.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. bluebrightly Avatar

    Fantastic photo. The details are done beautifully – the hint of trees outside the window, the subtle color, above all, the light. Those are some very tough diagnoses. I hope you find a little stillness in each day for yourself.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    I admire many photos, but there are darn few I wish I could claim as my own. This is one I would like to say was mine. Wow!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Nathalie Avatar

    Powerful and beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. SJ Ferguson Avatar

    Wow, thanks for your support


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