Home is where the heart is

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18 responses

  1. Nice images–I like your architectural bent. Especially like the aesthetics of the second one. You seem to be roaming for the out-of-the-way locations. Where do you live that you have so many abandoned, remote and rural sites in your work, Sally

    December 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    • Thanks Sally. And yes, I’m always on the look out for abandoned places as their lingering sense of history fascinates me. Lucky for me it’s not too hard to find them, living in a remote part of France and all.

      December 4, 2011 at 8:34 am

  2. Your images have a movie-still quality about them. Are you in the movie production field at all? Great shots. I feel like there should a story to tell here…

    December 4, 2011 at 12:59 am

    • Thanks Marina. Well, I’ve always wanted to be in the movie business, but no unfortunately not. Seeing that I’m a lousy writer I suppose I need to tell my stories in a different medium, hence the mini/fragmented/abstract tales I (try) tell here.

      December 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

  3. Sure home is where the heart is. And our hearts are wandering these roads, rest in abandoned places, breathes lonesomeness & start to run again as soon as the road sending another melancholic call. Our blood is like gasoline & we just had to make sure that where we lay our heads we build our home. There ain’t no escaping it’s just running, running & running again.

    And between fading colours, cracked asphalt & left behind trailers we found beauty, depth & a hundred sad songs to get us through the nights. Damn fine traveling with you by my side, Jean-Pierre. Damn brilliant photographs masterly composed & arranged. Soulfood!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    December 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    • Always running, searching for that elusive place, that place that you might call ‘home’, even if it’s only for a day…Yes, we make good travelling companions, don’t we Fritsch? We both know about the sad songs, we know how much comfort they bring with their words of longing, and yes, we both know how they get us through the long night…

      Thank you for the fine compliments, my friend.

      December 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

  4. Great shots – love the subtle colors, and I am a big fan of exploring abandoned places. Images leave room for hundreds of stories.

    December 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    • Cheers Mike! Great to meet a fellow explorer…

      December 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  5. Pourquoi faut-il que nous disposions ce qu’on appelle un chez-soi ? Pourquoi faut-il que longtemps après avoir erré sur les routes, sur la route (car il n’y en a qu’une) poser ses maigres bagages et sa tête quelque part ? Pourquoi faut-il s’arrêter, quitte à accoler la roulotte contre le mur d’une maison ? Pourquoi ces photos nous émeuvent-elles ?

    December 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

  6. What a beautiful location! Great processing too

    December 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

  7. great series!

    December 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

  8. Very nice vintage treatment!

    December 5, 2011 at 10:50 am

  9. JP, good pictures! Wow, decay, everything falling apart, you really feel it here, even if it is “home”. I like the 3rd and 4th best. The 3rd one – the colour and shape of the doors – and especially the white hinges, and the bottom central pot plant – these all coalesce into a really good image – its almost beautiful, and yet its tattered! And the grassy crack through the white line – that’s a great abstract! Good photography, my friend! Adrian

    December 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  10. Very interesting. I especially like the colours in the shot with the plant pot.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

    • Yeah, that’s what drew me to that shot, the hint of colour from the pot plant contrasting against the cold metal door. Thanks for the comment and visit.

      December 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

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