Photographer Krista Steinke spends her summers at Purgatory Road, a wooden region of rural New York that is divided by an infamous dirt-covered path. On one side of the road is a cavernous slope that is ominous, damp, and bug infested. On the opposite side lies a lush, peaceful forest. The intersection of this unusual landscape sets the tone for her series, also titled Purgatory Road. Here, she uses her camera to explore a metaphoric state of “in-between”.
For our latest group show, we invited you to share your photographs of abandoned pools. Curated by Alison Zavos, Feature Shoot’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief, this final selection captures the unexpected—and often unseen—beauty of the pool forsaken. Where active swimming pools are manicured to appeal to the tastes of their owners, the neglected pool surrenders itself to a feral, and at times sinister, sort of loveliness. Here, we find pools left to the wind, those filled in, and those trampled by time, and yet throughout, a flicker of vitality still lingers.
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