George Washington Carver High School, aka Ellerbe Road Haunted School. As I’ve started to process the pictures from this shoot, monochrome finishes seem the most befitting and I’ve been digging the warmer, deep contrast sepia tones. The picture here is of the front of the school and I’m standing in the bus circle. The layout and architecture is strikingly similar to my elementary school approximately 250 miles south in the same state. But they were built around the same time period and since this one was state funded, I’m sure there were some crossovers in design.
Over the last several months I’ve tromped through quite a bit of forgotten places with the camera. Homes, stores, farm buildings, slaughterhouses, and now a school. I don’t believe in spooks but can say that these places are always infective, and I guess therefore, technically, haunting. Our constructs, no matter how small, decay stubborn with strong indelibility.