I'm proud to announce my latest photo galleries are now open. "I Love The Coasts" are three collections of images from America's three coastlines - the Atlantic, the Pacific, and of course, the Gulf Coast.
Every photographer knows the shore is a magical place, but the Gulf Coast holds the most magic for me. I consider it as much my home as the Wiregrass. The Gulf Coast possesses a unique beauty that sets it apart from America's oceanic coastlines. Maybe it's the sugar white beaches that line the shores from Pensacola to Mexico Beach. Maybe its the blue-green waters and gentle surf that sparkle like a jewel on a summer day. The Atlantic faces the sunrise, the Pacific faces the sunset, but along the Gulf the sun rises and sets where sand meets the surf.
This collection's 33 images were created over seven years, and includes photos from Mobile Bay to Panama City Beach. The great part is I am still adding to it! So sit back, relax, dream of summer and browse the Gulf Coast Gallery.
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Welcome to the Wiregrass, a place where abandoned doesn't always mean vacant, and vacant doesn't always mean empty. Nestled between Florida's sugar-white beaches and the agriculturally rich Black Belt, there exists a land of endless peanut fields and high cotton. This is the deepest of the Deep South, Dixie's last stand before accents and culture take on a decidedly Northern flavor along the Gulf Coast and Florida Peninsula. Narrow asphalt ribbons wind through this region's pine forests, passing through small farming communities that are fighting for survival in the global economy.
The lingering aftershocks of the 2008 economic crisis and 2018's Hurricane Michael still reverberate here. These pressures, along with an aging and declining population, have created a region where abandoned buildings are commonplace. These forgotten structures speak of dreams lost; from crumbling sharecropper shacks, to desolate main streets, to modern homes where the owners simply moved on. Take a journey with award-winning author and photographer Brian Braden as he chronicles the slow-motion apocalypse of abandoned homes and businesses of the Wiregrass and also discovers a place of hope and transition, where citizens fight to revitalize their hometowns and preserve a rich cultural heritage.
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