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Comments (4)

Claudio L. Bender on March 25, 2012

Amazing and impressive series, Diane!

I like each one of the last 2 dozens pictures!

There is sadness, but also a great sense of LIFE.

Some of the pictures remind me Resident Evil, the videogame :-)

Best regards. Claudio

Diane MP on March 25, 2012

Claudio, I'm glad you like them. Many of my photos have become a chronicle of rural struggles with poverty and abandonment, something I had not lived in the midst of since my childhood here. Of course, that is not the whole story where I live. Many people are more successful than others, but when I moved here after living in the San Francisco area for 50 years I had quite a case of culture shock. Almost everything is different, but the aesthetic difference was the most shocking to me! Of course, this is related to economics (translation: jobs). "Resident Evil" - lol! I have never seen that game (or any other), but I can see how these photos would look ominous and hopeless. ;)

Claudio L. Bender on March 26, 2012

Hi Diane. Thanks for the explanations, I enjoy them a lot. All this is a pity. I'm surprised it happens in California, the wealthest State in USA. Anyway, it's a lllaaarrggge world...

Have a nice day. Claudio

Diane MP on March 26, 2012

California's wealth is concentrated in urban and suburban areas. Like anywhere else, the isolated small towns lack jobs and decent infrastructure. If this goes on for two or more generations, it is very hard to change the culture and the economics of the area. :(

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  • Uploaded on March 25, 2012
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    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2012/01/14 00:58:20
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