Austin Hodges’ Images of Ruined Standalone Homes


I have a lot of admiration for Austin Hodges since he is one of those artists who produces amazing work while working a 9–5 job to support himself. “I don’t think I could ever make photography my career,” Hodges stated to Messy Nessy. “I would give up on the enjoyment of taking photos. Right now, I work at my ideal job. working at Whole Foods [in West Philadelphia] as a maintenance worker.

With the words “I will die with a smile on my face” as his Instagram bio, Hodges photographs run-down neighborhoods like Chester, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey. His favorite structures are these solitary ones, which were once part of larger homes, half of which have been demolished, or entire blocks: