Ruby & Willie by Bootsy Holler
Since my Grandmother’s death in 1978, the home they had shared remained virtually unchanged. Willie lived alone in the house using the basement, kitchen and bathroom, not touching any other rooms. This house was always a strangely beautiful environment in stasis to me and I felt the need to finally document it. I photographed each room, capturing all the details in the kitchen, living room, dining room, hallway, boys’ room, girls’ room, Ruby’s room, the downstairs TV room, and finally Willie's basement bedroom. During this process my Grandfather passed away and immediately the delicate home was torn apart and sold. As generations leave us, they take with them their environments. I used photography for what it does best: to document a place and time before it is gone.
These images are just a sampling of the many photos taken in Ruby and Willie’s home, located at 1824 Davison, Richland, Washington.
Bootsy Holler is a Culver City, CA based artist.
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