I’ve been living in the Old East Dallas neighborhood for several years now. Its character and location are very unique in Dallas. That character is beginning to change and disappear as it becomes another generic neighborhood of wall-to-wall townhouses and apartment complexes. Its close proximity to downtown Dallas, Uptown, and Deep Ellum has made it a huge target for developers as the city continues to grow.
I set out to document Old East Dallas’ fading character on film with my Hasselblad 500cm. I made these photos with Kodak T-MAX 400 film. The look of the B&W film is beautiful at capturing the timeless aspects of the neighborhood. I walked all over the neighborhood for hours shooting these couple rolls of film.