Even as a child i questioned the significance of abandoned buildings and the stories they could tell by simply walking through them. Due to years of neglect, these sites have typically become eyesores for those who pass by them everyday. What remains inside tells a different story altogether
Whether it be industrial or insitutional, each doorway within is an opening to the past, behind each one a unique story is told. Each stairwell leads to another chapter. I find as a photographer I am able to give these abandoned structures a second life of sorts, preserving them in a picture for others to see and interpret their history for themselves.
Rob Dobi is a 2003 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His photographic work has been featured in Preservation Magazine, the Connecticut Post, Mcgraw-Hill textbooks. Extended portfolio available at robdobi.com
Prints of photographs seen on this site are available for purchase at my Imagekind Print Store.
All images are available in a variety of sizes, paper types and even framing options. If there is an image you would like as a print that isn't available at the store, please feel free to email me and we can work something out.