Lingering Spirit: Photographs of a Changing Indiana by John Bower
John Bower’s photography captures the soul of Indiana’s forgotten past in Lingering Spirit. As a photographer, Bower is motivated by the excitement in rediscovering what has been ignored or cast aside. To him, the abandoned houses and rusting automobiles populating the state’s countryside display not only Indiana’s unique heritage, but still retain the energy of their former owners. By employing the inherent drama of black and white photography, Bower is able to capture the essence of his subjects. His main goal is to preserve the richness that surrounds Hoosiers, yet often goes unnoticed.