I live in a quiet, working class neighborhood on the south side of town. The streets are wide, but the homes are small. Even though there’s genuine cultural diversity on these blocks, the houses are homogenous. It’s pretty safe, the taxes won’t kill you, and I think of it as one of the last few truly affordable areas to buy a house in south Austin.

I used to think it was wholly unremarkable until I started to look at it with purpose. Look long enough, and even the most commonplace things can become heartbreakingly beautiful.

I shot these photos over many, many months of walking the dog. I never ran into any neighbors, which, I think, is pretty weird and made for a few shots that feel mildly post-apocalyptic.

They were all shot on my little iPhone 4s. Click on a thumbnail to see the larger image and scroll through the gallery.