In this body of work, I explore the changing nature of man that becomes visible when buildings are allowed to exist past their point of functionality. Using imagery from the post-industrial wreckage that flourishes in Detroit and other industry-heavy landscapes, I explore ways that these images can be paired and layered with corporeal elements. Using both scans of worn shoes and long exposure photographs of the body, earthly and bodily breakdown combine to suggest a temporary existence. In this way, decayed structures are released from the construct of immortality that humans attach to all things man-made. These buildings become simultaneous containers for trace and imaginary space, where anything could happen. They document the unavoidable breakdown of the manmade, delivering the truth of a world in flux.