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Through the survey of now-desolate locations, Scott revisits his relationship with Abby from their meeting at age six when Abby's father becomes pastor of the church next door through the cataclysmic events that shattered two families, a friendship, and a congregation. Best friend Drew is always eager accompany Scott anywhere off the grid. Scott is also driven to reconnect with his sister Emma, who tries desperately to pull him back into a family that has been forever altered beyond recognition. He meets and develops an instant attraction to Noelle, a college student with a few skeletons in her closet.
The memories, previously undiscovered notes from Abby to Scott, and tours of their now-abandoned stomping grounds unwittingly push Scott headfirst into an amateur investigation of Abby's murder and possibly even an unsuspected killer.
Since February 3, 2012, I have been exploring, photographing and documenting abandoned locations. Most of my exploits take place in the state of Ohio but I have also traveled to other states including Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia. I feel that it is a shame to allow buildings to fall into disrepair and eventually cease to exist without properly documenting their histories. Capturing them in an abandoned state also provides the opportunity to show how man-made structures withstand nature and other factors once man no longer has use for them.