JCC student from Adams documents shuttered village with photos

Route 11 that runs through Adams is seeing less traffic these days. Kindrie Roy photo

When Kindrie Roy of Adams saw news reports of stores like Walmart taking steps like cutting store occupancy and hours to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it made her think of her home village.

“I realized how vacant Adams looks as compared to what it usually is,” Miss Roy said.

She thought it would be a good time to document the scenes in Adams, especially the shuttered small businesses. So she took a walk.

“They don’t have huge news outlets coming in, taking pictures and making posts about how things like Pearl’s Bakery is shut down,” Miss Roy said. “Around here, it’s just as important as Walmart is in a bigger city. I was just documenting if for them to show how much it’s changed.”

Photography has always been a hobby for Miss Roy, a 2019 graduated of South Lewis High School and a freshman at Jefferson Community College.

“I prefer to take photos of people usually, more than landscapes,” she said. “Everyone has a different way they see the world, especially in editing, which is my favorite part. There are some pictures where I first started editing, where it looked really gloomy, almost like a ghost town. That’s not what I really wanted. I just wanted people to see how empty it is compared to times before the pandemic.”

Equipment: Miss Roy used a Nikon D3200 and edited the photos on her phone using the VSCO application.

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JCC student from Adams documents shuttered village with photos

Gram’s Diner in Adams is one of the shuttered businesses in the village. Kindrie Roy photo

JCC student from Adams documents shuttered village with photos

The village of Adams reflects a sense of abandonment during the pandemic. Kindrie Roy photo

JCC student from Adams documents shuttered village with photos

The Blessing Box in front of the Adams Village Baptist Church. Kindrie Roy photo

JCC student from Adams documents shuttered village with photos

A sign of the times at ShearDelight in Adams. Kindrie Roy photo

JCC student from Adams documents shuttered village with photos

Some advice offered at the village Post Office in Adams. Kindrie Roy photo

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