This series by Patrick Joust includes images taken between 2012 and 2017 in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At first glance, the author’s photographs portray an eerie and melancholy place. However, if one looks closer, his shots reveal a certain unexpected charm and beauty.


Patrick Joust is a 40-year-old photographer living in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and son. Born in the small town of Oroville, California, Patrick has gone back and forth between both coasts of the United States, before settling permanently in Baltimore in 2006. The people and places of Baltimore have played a central part in his work, influencing how and where he points his camera both within and outside the city limits.