Via Feature Shoot I found Paul Batt, an Australian photographer who makes a series of abandonned sofas in Australia. The only reason his work caught my attention is the background of this abandoned sofa which looks like a Mondrian, member of de Stijl, inspired front of a building…all the way Down Under….
Bent wood chair caught by bent silver birch could be the caption of this photo.
From time to time I search the Commons on Flickr for nice old photos of chairs. This one is part of the State Library of Queensland Library collection.
In Greco-Roman times the city of Paphos in Cyprus was the island’s capital, and it is famous for the remains of the Roman governor’s palace, where well-preserved mosaics and remains of mosaic houses are a major tourist attraction. The mosaics being an important historical spot, it was especially intriguing to find this abondoned house and a chair inside upon taking the wrong turn on the site when I visited.
Photo by yours truly.
One of our Facebook fans, La Duchesse et le Crapeaud, pointed me to the Hasard Cheratte Chair.
Hasard Cheratte is a Belgian Coal mine which closed in 1977. Since then it is a fave exploration object for urban explorers and photographers whose subject is abandoned places. A whole new category opens up for Chair Blog, the abandoned chair…
This chair was used to operate winches for a heavy piece of a crane or a lift in the mine.
Photos via RedDave,X-itje and Vergane Glorie
The Melancholy of Objects is a series of portraits of the objects photographer Guy Batey found lost or discarded on the streets of Southwark in South-East London. We, of course, are particularly interested in his “Blue Chair” piece pictured above.
Via Photojojo’s Facebook page