(Photo credit: Erin McGuire, Huntington Library)

Wandering through abandoned structures and over grown garden scapes, photographer Erin McGuire seeks the less concrete side of beauty. Translating the lush Huntington Library garden into black and white, McGuire capitalizes on the aberrations and sweet spot focus common to the plastic Holga camera.

She writes:

What I photograph the most are the mysterious spaces that lie off the beaten path. They hold a certain kind of magic for me…Whatever secrets they have, they keep. I photograph these places because it is the best way that I know to keep them close to me, to capture a little of that magic in my everyday life.

Visit www.erinmcguirephotography.com to see more of Erin’s work