Today, while driving out in rural Rock Island County to shoot the “before shot” of a new home that had recently been damaged by hail, I saw what looked like it might be a set of dilapidated old farm buildings. I marked the spot and hit it on the way back from my paid shoot. When I got back there I drove down the long dirt lane that divided the corn fields. Towards the end of the lane appeared a beautiful old home, depreciated yet still standing proudly.
I absolutely love old farm buildings like this as you can see on my personal projects page on old barn and farm building architecture. This home has some stories. I know it to be true because I met some old farmers on my way out the driveway. They were family to those who had lived there. Two awesome old guys who were just out checking the condition of the corn. Talkative and friendly. I come from a a very long line of farmers which I think is why I idealize the life and land so much. This weathered old house has more stories embedded in it than the men with the weathered old faces would be able to remember.
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