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Matt and I have been looking at houses for a year now, trying to find something of our own in this crazy market. That's twelve months of tiptoeing around other people's things, sneaking glances at family photos, and quietly critiquing the placement of televisions. And of course, there's the more emotional side, too, like when I found a powder blue nursery during an open house and thought, "this could be MY powder blue nursery!" We've been counseled by friends and family--"don't get attached before it's a done deal," they said, but it's hard not to dream of the future when, in reality, we're choosing the backdrop for it.
The series below, by photographerNumi Thorvarsson, reminds me of what I'm feeling, but in reverse. It's a little sad, but in a different way because it begs the viewer to think about the past--everything these houses were and will never be again. As one commenter said, each photo is like a memento mori of something that was once loved. Head here to see more work by the photographer.