Abandoned Alabama: Exploring the Heart of Dixie
Abandoned photography captures the beauty in urban ruins left behind, giving the viewer an exhilarating look at our past. With over 200 years of history, there is no shortage of fascinating abandoned places across Alabama. In Abandoned Alabama: Exploring the Heart of Dixie, photographer and historian Leland Kent showcases eleven of his favorite abandoned locations from across the state. Among the locations are several forgotten historic homes, plus a one-of-a-kind mid-century masterpiece built by a famous architect. Discover the incredible history behind one of Alabama’s oldest and most historic abandoned sites, Searcy Hospital, which has been closed since 2012. Each chapter gives a detailed narrative about these breathtaking places accompanied by stunning imagery. 96 pages. Released on October 25, 2021. Shipping included.
Abandoned North Florida
Abandoned photography captures the beauty of urban ruins and gives the viewer an exhilarating look inside these forgotten places from our past. Each location has a story waiting to be told. North Florida is known for its prime vacation spots and white quartz beaches. However, it is also home to many fascinating abandoned and forgotten sites. Venture outside the Florida you know and uncover abandoned hidden gems along the way, such as an early twentieth century funeral home and a forgotten naval base. In Abandoned North Florida, photographer Leland Kent showcases a dozen locations. Released October 2019. Shipping included.
Abandoned New Orleans
Often off limits to the public, abandoned photography offers a glimpse into the beautiful urban ruins that are left behind. New Orleans faced a daunting reconstruction after having endured one of the worst storms ever on record in 2005. Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail, releasing billions of gallons of water throughout New Orleans and surrounding parishes. The catastrophic flooding destroyed or damaged over 200,000 homes and displaced more than 800,000 citizens. Fourteen years after the storm, there are still thousands of abandoned properties across the city. As the neighborhoods rebuild, many historic structures become renovated, demolished, or simply forgotten. In Abandoned New Orleans, photographer Leland Kent provides an extraordinary look at eight historic and abandoned locations. From a hospital where patients and staff were trapped during the storm, to a long forgotten Nazi internment camp, and the first high school built for African-American students. Each chapter gives an in-depth look at these places accompanied by a gallery of stunning imagery. Released March 2019. Shipping included.
Abandoned Georgia: Traveling the Backroads
In Abandoned Georgia: Traveling the Backroads, photographer Leland Kent showcases fourteen abandoned locations from across the state. Whether it’s a small six-room school or a sprawling defunct religious community, they are all left for nature to take over after being discarded by humanity. Each chapter captures the beauty of these abandoned places through stunning imagery accompanied by a detailed narrative. Abandoned photography captures the beauty of urban ruins left behind. The author’s goal is to give the viewer an exhilarating look at our past and inside these forgotten places. Each location has a story waiting to be told. Georgia is home to dozens of fascinating abandoned or forgotten places. Follow along with Leland as he travels the backroads of Georgia, uncovering hidden gems across the state. Released May 2019
Abandoned Georgia: Exploring the Peach State
Abandoned photography captures the beauty in urban ruins left behind. The goal is to give the viewer an exhilarating look at our past and these forgotten places. From a small amusement park to what was once the world’s largest mental asylum, George is home to many fascinating abandoned places. Whether its the remnants of a defunct hospital, a forgotten mansion, or a desolate race track, they are all left for nature to take over after being discarded by humanity. There is even one stately mansion that is not entirely vacant since the former owner is buried in the backyard. In Abandoned Georgia: Exploring the Peach State, photographer Leland Kent showcases eleven abandoned locations from across the state.
Founded in 1871 after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly grew as an industrial enterprise due to the abundance of the three raw materials used in making steel–iron ore, coal, and limestone. Birmingham’s rapid growth was due to the booming iron and steel industries giving it the nickname “Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South.” The city was named after Birmingham, England, as a nod to the major industrial powerhouse. The iron and steel industries began to dry up by the early 1970s, leaving behind dozens of abandoned structures that now dot the city’s landscape. In the last several years, Birmingham has begun to experience a rebirth. Money has been invested in reconstructing the historic downtown area into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use district. In Abandoned Birmingham, photographer Leland Kent gives the reader an in-depth look at the forgotten buildings and factories throughout the city. Paperback. 112 Pages. 150 photos. Released July 2018. Shipping included.