Skorj / Magnesium Modern Nihon 66.

An Ordinary Life.

Photos & Text by Skorj / Magnesium Photos

Beyond the usual cliche, and outside of the normal expectation. These are the viewpoints a Magnesium photographer Skorj attempts to capture with his Polaroid camera. While Polaroid film is no longer being made, and many of these places have disappeared, their memories exist here, and in those who have seen an ordinary life…

An ancient mining town, a still-in-service 1950s’ train, an abandoned resort, a disused gas station, or a building whose occupants have long departed, they are all reduced with a common feeling of being lived in, well-used, and perhaps even loved.

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