The Forgotten Villas of Italy

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31st Jan, 2013

Thomas Jorion has been exploring abandoned buildings since he was a child and he’s one of those lucky people who managed to make a career out of it. His series, Forgotten Palaces, is mostly comprised of extraordinary villas taken in northern Italy which have been left to decay for a variety of reasons from financial ruin and the threat of landslides to unwelcome new neighbours such as a nuclear base that was constructed nearby one of the villas. It’s the walls that really get me– those frescoes, the bathroom tiling, the cornices. Oh and the fireplaces, the chandeliers, the freizes, the wrought iron staircases, the windows. Well I suppose just about every detail of Thomas Jorion’s photographs ‘get me’.

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

(c) Thomas Jorion

 

Also recommended: Thomas Jorion’s The Other America

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