RUIN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF A VANISHING AMERICA
Down East Books’ ISBN: 0892727934
Brian Vanden Brink
Introduction by Howard Mansfield
Over the years, architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink, has stolen time from photographing the homes of the affluent to focus on deserted homes and architectural ruins. In Ruin, Vanden Brink illuminates in stunning color and black and white images churches, mills, bridges, grain elevators, storefronts, a lead smelter, and the pitch-black depths of a plutonium storage vault. Through Vanden Brink’s lens, these structures become iconic, representing an America that was built and then abandoned. With an introduction by Howard Mansfield, this collection of photos grants permanence to places that may soon vanish forever.