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Rebecca Skinner

I photograph abandoned spaces throughout the United States. I am a modern-day urban explorer seeking unique, neglected structures and desolate places.

My subject matter includes images of large, open spaces and details such as peeling paint and rust. Texture, color and light play an important part in my image making, and I am attracted to the beauty of these places as well as the forgotten history.

Time is of the essence as some locations have since been demolished or restored, while others remain frozen in time. Danger is often present, whether it be from rotten floors, hazardous materials, or unexpected inhabitants. I never goes into these places alone, and I am strongly invested in leaving no trace.

Working with a tripod and natural light, I do not stage my photographs — there is already a story to be told without making any adjustments. I am a core artist member at the Fountain Street Gallery, in Boston, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Domino Room, 2016, Photograph on aluminum, $950.00

Fading Footsteps, 2018, Photograph on aluminum, $825.00