Abby grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa. She graduated from high school then headed off to college, first to Utah then graduate school in North Carolina where she lives, now. And, that’s most likely where she’ll stay.
Her parents have lived in Ottumwa this whole time, so she goes back from time to time. But maybe her parents will leave. They are both retired, now, and maybe they’ll try a different town in a different state. And when they do, there really isn’t a reason for Abby to go back.
And so, with that prospect in mind, she hired me to photograph her home town. She wanted photographs of all the places that have meaning for her and all those places that are in her stories of where she grew up.
Here is my version of Ottumwa, Iowa in April. (View more and buy prints here.)
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