You might remember Carl Weese's beautiful platinum-palladium print of the white church, from last September's sale. Just a gorgeous example of fine printmaking. (I guess you'll remember all right if you bought one—this print will be going up on the wall at TOP World HQ, although I haven't had mine framed yet.)
The full title is "United African American Baptist Church, Iron Gate, Virginia, 2002."
Here's the same Church much more recently. I remembered it had been moved once before, but Carl says it hasn't moved since he took the top picture with his 8x10. It's just that time has moved on and things have changed. The earlier picture isn't quite there any more.
(Thanks to Carl)
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Chris Norris: "I'm editing a personal series that touches on this. My family moved around four or five times when I was growing up. Some places I hadn't been to in 15–20 years. I went back to the towns I lived in and photographed the houses (very formal, 4x5 shots) we lived in and places I remembered (Kodachrome and a Leica). It's interesting because these places are imprinted into my brain, and they are very real and concrete. They're still the backdrops for my dreams sometime...but the reality is that the places in my mind only exist there. The physical places are just reminiscent. You can't go home again."