Organ Dirge

This guy makes organs. Not the kind that you get being on a transplant list. He makes the kind that take years from order to install. Or at least that’s how it used to work before the need for these beasts vanished.

It seems that nobody wants an organ today. You can’t even give them away without a real effort.

This Illinois organ company where this portrait was made, relies on repairs and refurbishments to keep the lights on these days.

Sometimes the “nothing lasts forever” reminder is worth hearing. In this case, the sound of that dirge was deafening.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.