an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas
Photographer Julian M. Johnson shares the following: “Born and raised in Austin, I took the city as a given. I left to go to school in Connecticut, and when I came home a semester later, the city felt entirely new. Left without a car, I roamed the streets, photographing everything that stuck out to me. While at school, I learned about environmental art and how human presence can seriously alter a space. As this city expands and metastasizes, I find myself being drawn to remnants – the abandoned buildings, the barriers, the garbage left behind. These pictures aim to explore the aging city, and how we have left certain places scarred by our touch.”
Julian M. Johnson is a student at Wesleyan University. Past works have appeared in Lump Magazine and Proteus Magazine.