I was on a photo walk in Antwerp a couple of months ago when I came across this house. It was love at first sight for the photographer in me. This series of pictures have been lingering in my archives, waiting for the proper theme.
I think today’s the day ...
Theme for Thematic Photography is “abandoned” .
Old walls full of history. Present day graffiti on crumbled plaster and old bricks.
Who lived here?
Who stood in front of this door every day, reaching for his keys?
What was it like, when he held that doorknob for the very last time
and gently closed the door behind him?
Did he touch the chipped paint one more time?
The rusty nails or the holes in the moldered wood?
What had his life been like inside that house?