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Urban decay photography

Even in the midst of neglect beauty can often be found. Buildings caving on themselves from lack of repair are not what most would consider aesthetically pleasing, but even in these wrecks a trained eye can see things worth noting. For instance, take a look at these pictures.

Photographer Robert “Ferd” Frank took these photos of the building at 3500 Illinois in the Marine Villa neighborhood. I posted an article on this property yesterday and if you look at the pictures I took, they look quite dreary and dull. But with the right lighting and exposure things look quite different. Obviously it will be to the benefit of all when this property and others like it are saved, but even in the worst of conditions there is always a positive side.

For more similar pics, check out the Ferdworks website.

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Matt Kastner

Matt Kastner is an Investment Real Estate Consultant at St. Louis Real Estate Society in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also develops properties on the side through Threshold Properties. When he isn’t representing investors in the purchase or sale of multifamily properties, rehabs, foreclosures and other income producing properties, he is often taking on rehab projects himself. He lives in South St. Louis and has been in the real estate business since 2004.

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