one of my favorite places to photograph is hancock county, georgia. an hour or so from athens, the drive down is through scenic farmland and river forests, but the best part really is arriving at the destination; you know you are there when the county courthouse looms into view. while exploring the patchwork of beautiful historic buildings, the deepness of this place comes across in its structures, whether humble or grand, restored or fallen. this church is one of my favorite places within the county lines, or anywhere.
words & photographs by rinne allen