Trish Eklund ~ Photography


Church in Monowi, Nebraska

Check us out on Facebook, follow Trish on Instagram as well.  Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past, Trish’s first book, is now available for pre-order.


Trish has always enjoyed looking for abandoned houses, ghost towns, haunted and historical places. When she was a little girl her parents moved quite often, and no matter where they lived, they always explored. Bumpy dirt roads, and the unknown always intrigued her. As an artist and a writer, she renewed that passion, and began taking photographs of abandoned places, as well as wildlife, and candid shots of people.


“Love Handle” by Trish Eklund

This site is  more than just photography. It’s about the adventures – the stories, and the history. This has become so much more than a hobby of photography. It has grown into a deep, passionate love of creativity, history, writing, family, and adventure. Her photography has reminded her how to trust herself again, and to appreciate every mile of her journey.

"Jerry's Place"-Abandoned House Bennington, NE-Eklund
“Jerry’s Place”-Abandoned House Bennington, NE-Eklund


Trish Eklund’s first book, Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past, was released in November of 2018. Her second photography book, Abandoned Farmhouses and Homesteads of Nebraska: Decaying in the Heartland will be released on February 22, 2021. She is finishing up her third book; Abandoned Farmhouses and Homesteads of Kansas: Home is Where the Heart is. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, Raw Abandoned, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over, Grime Scene Investigators, and Pocket Abandoned. She has a photo on the cover of: Fine Lines Summer 2020: Volume 29 Issue 2. She is the owner and creator of the photography website, Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed. Trish has an essay in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz, and another essay in another anthology: Voices of the Plains Volume III by Nebraska Writer’s Guild and Julie Haase. Her writing has been featured on The Mighty, Huffington Post Plus, Making Midlife Matter, and Her View From Home. She owns, moderates, and writes for the blog: Trigger Warning: Surviving Abuse. She has written four young adult novels and is hard at work on her first adult novel.


The last three photos of Trish by Don Shepard of Don Shepard Photography: Link.



  1. Amy Conner

    Yessss! this is exactly what I love! If you ever need a side kick for an extra set of hands I’d be game!

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