Most abandoned architecture photography centers on random sites of desolate and dilapidated buildings, yet there is more purpose to the After You Left, They Took It Apart photo series. As the title poetically puts it, the project captures places that were stripped down once people lost their love for it. Yet more specifically, it focused on three homes that were built by the late modernist architect Paul Rudolph just days before their demolition.
Shot by Buffalo-born, New York-based photographer Chris Mottalini, the After You Left, They Took It Apart photo series captures a discipline of Modernist architecture that few people have witnessed, "revealing the grace of these homes as they stood in defiance of severe neglect and 'progress,'" as Arch Daily writes. This collection of images are currently part of the exhibition titled An Architect’s Vision: Paul Rudolph and Colgate’s Creative Arts Center.