I did some urban exploration in Dallas and captured haunting images of the abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana apartments on Skillman Ave.
I drive up and down Skillman Avenue frequently. Every time I pass the White Rock Trail and Toscana apartments and see those abandoned buildings my mind wonders about the people who used to live there. I thought to myself that I need to go there and do some urban exploration.
When I finally went, just one visit wasn’t enough. I ended up going there on three different occasions to get these photos. I’m glad I did because I’ve just recently found out that they are going to finally tear them down.
Each time I visited I would imagine what the people were like and what they did in the spaces I was photographing. I wanted to capture the remains of their presence as well as evidence of other intruders.
This photo was taken inside one of the apartments. There was this pile of broken glass sitting there with toys in it. I thought it provided an odd and slightly tragic juxtaposition.
When I walked off the premises, I took one last look back and noticed this bow hanging there on a dead limb. It almost perfectly summed up the entire experience for me.
While I was there I found a big broken mirror in one of the empty apartments. I used my tripod and took a self portrait of my reflection in that mirror.
The apartments are completely gone now and have been replaced with the Century Lake Highlands apartments.