Verses with a View
An Inspirational Collection
by Scott Garlock Photography
About the Book
For every hand-hewed beam that I photograph, for every forgotten staircase I traverse, and for each footstep I take on wooden steps beautifully distressed from a lifetime of footfalls; I can’t help but think of those that once called the many abandoned structures that I photograph, home.
These were once the homes of proud, southern agrarians, whose work ethic seasoned in blood and sweat, can still be felt by simply touching the sunburned head of an old, hand forged nail sticking out of an old, split rail fence. Having walked the abandoned halls of many time forgotten farmhouses and getting the opportunity to speak to the surviving relatives of those that once filled those halls with laughter, I’ve come to understand that these lifetime agrarians were not only committed to their work ethic but more importantly to their faith. It was their strong faith that governed every facet of their lives, and thankfully, it is that same faith that heavily influences my photography.
“Verses with a View” represents through God’s word the thoughts and feelings I experience when capturing these moments in time Furthermore, it conveys that every photograph I take is a gift with a message, and that there is meaning in everything that we encounter.
As you turn the pages of “Verses with a View” I hope you enjoy my photography and the scripture verse which I feel imparts an appropriate message of the gift I received, a gift I am passing on to you.
Scott Garlock is an abandoned genre photographer from Macon, NC. Venturing where few photographers would dare to go, Scott specializes in old and abandoned images. His primary focus is long forgotten rural southern homesteads, their architecture, landscapes, artifacts and abandoned American Iron left behind. He also enjoys photographing beautiful wildlife and animals that he has been fortunate to have met along the way. As a naturalist and historian, Scott believes in the preservation of the structures, their contents and surrounding landscapes. Nothing is ever disturbed and always left as discovered.