About Gregory R Molesworth



PHOTOGRAPHER’S STATEMENT

 

In 1990, when I gave up commercial photography for a Hasselblad and the open road, I found myself drawn to the vanishing American farmhouse.

 

Using Walker Evans as my inspiration, my goal became to make art out of the ordinary.

 

My passion is to document the lovingly hand-built homes of earlier generations that lie abandoned and rotting along rural highways. I want to preserve their images so future generations will have something to reflect upon. To imagine the family’s that lived out their lives, raised their children and moved on.

 

Cruising America’s two-lane highways, hunting for the perfect ruin, I often run across interesting roadside artifacts, curiosities and of course the great American landscape. I feel compelled to document them, as well.

 

My calling as a photographer is to honor and give dignity to the simple things that we pass every day yet may never really notice.