This Abandoned Home Photo Series is Haunting and Sad

By: Farida Helmy - Published: Apr 8, 2014 • References: donalmoloney & featureshoot
Capturing the feel and look of old age, this surreal looking abandoned home photo series by Donal Moloney shows us the life of a 94-year-old woman.

The Irish photographer, who mostly focuses on commercial photography, was moved and inspired to document the untouched home of an old women. 'Birdie' takes us into the home of a deceased older woman called Birdie who passed away three years ago at the age of 94. Moloney's abandoned home photo series shows us how the last few years of this woman's life was in shambles as is evident from the state of her preserved home.

"I rarely become emotionally attached to a building I investigate; such is my excitement in discovering them but Birdie’s did make me stop a little longer and think. The photo on the mantelpiece with the crucifix and the holy water did make me well up when I spotted the poem in the frame ‘A prayer for those who live alone,’" says Moloney. Stats for Surreal Abandoned Home Photography Trending: Older & Warm
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