Nancy de Flon makes decaying, rundown, abandoned, ugly, dilapidated, uninhabitable, shabby buildings into captivating, beautiful and almost exquisite imagery. That’s what she did for her personal photo project when she attended my eWorkshop «Finding Your Photographic Voice» last autumn. In her photos, there are no visible signs of living beings, but they are still very much present – more from the lack of human traces or remnants than anything else is. Yes, the buildings are obviously man-made, but man (or woman) has long since deserted them all. Now they are standing there left to perish, as crumbling shadows of former glory – if ever the buildings had anything glorified about them, in open cityscape or in serene landscapes as monument to human folly. Whether Nancy captures details of the repulsiveness or takes in the whole view of a rundown building in her photos, she does it with a strong sense of awareness, with a skilful and sharp approach. Light is an important part of the contradictory beauty in her images, as is her discernment of composition. For more of her photo, please look up Nancy de Flon’s Photo Blog.