A friend who lives about 45 minutes West of town told me about this abandoned Tennessee farm house a bit further out from where he is and offered to take me there. Well, life happened, we both got busy, but one day I had the urge to explore. He wasn’t available, but he directed me there. I was on my way out of town to visit an old friend and photography mentor up Cincinnati way and wanted to kick off my trip with some new inspiration.
I always check out buildings like garages or barns to see what goodies are strewn about the floor and for old chemicals on the shelves. It gives me an idea who lived there and a bit of a story on the place. I had actually gone a bit out of my way to get here, and was in the next county by the time I realized my navigational error. But this place was worth it. I just enjoyed a slice of Americana and kept my eyes peeled.
Typically, I prefer Winter for photographing the outside of abandoned houses because of the overgrowth. But you can still get an idea what this abandoned Tennessee farm house looks like. The dead limbs and lack of vegetation only enhance the decay and distress of the structure. But I prefer the photos I get inside the house anyway.
I prefer to have my friend Jerry with me when checking out a new abandoned building for the first time for obvious reasons. No matter how seasoned I am with photographing these forgotten gems, anything can catch me off guard. Like inhabitants or falling through the floor, thankfully which neither I had to deal with. This is why I don’t recommend photographing abandoned structures without knowing the ropes. And even then it can be a hazard. One I’m willing to face. This was one of those spontaneous things, and I was there, no turning back! Going all in!
As usual with these old houses, the staircase was solid as a rock. The floor, not as much.
Speaking of floor, the couch fell through it. I’m willing to bet no one was there, but it still made a sound. New York times newspaper from 1980 anyone? It wouldn’t surprise me if this house had been abandoned for nearly that long.
Dinner is served in the kitchen…maybe 30-40 years ago, LOL!
The shattered glass sliding door and back lighting provided an interesting contrast and texture.
The office manager preferred working outside I guess. I hope you’ve enjoyed photos from this amazing abandoned Tennessee farm house! I would normally arrange a subject but this place was just too unsafe. I risked it, but I can’t do that with someone else. It was eerie but so rewarding.