Portrait of a Vanishing Landscape, by Jonathan Turner

"A Connecticut-based photographer will present the culmination of 13 years of visits to Iowa in his first book, 'Iowa: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape,' at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Davenport Public Library's Eastern Avenue Branch. David Ottenstein, 57, traveled tens of thousands of miles and produced roughly 50,000 photographs, choosing 89 black-and-white portraits of… Continue reading Portrait of a Vanishing Landscape, by Jonathan Turner

New Haven Photographer David Ottenstein documents a disappearing era, by Michael Harvey

"The demolition of the Hyperion Theater was the turning point in the work of New Haven photographer David Ottenstein. In 1998 the old downtown concert hall, which in its opulent days had showcased everything from the music of Charles Ives to the Floradora two-act comedy, was collapsing and due to be razed. Architect Richard Turlington… Continue reading New Haven Photographer David Ottenstein documents a disappearing era, by Michael Harvey

“A magnificent old structure, slated for demolition.”

"I began my current project of photographing old, neglected buildings and aging industrial machinery in 1998 when a friend arranged to get me into the Hyperion Theatre, a magnificent old structure, slated for demolition. I was instantly hooked. Construction sites had always fascinated me, and I found that this crumbling building offered much of the… Continue reading “A magnificent old structure, slated for demolition.”