American photographer Samantha VanDeman’s ongoing series of photographs entitled “No Vacancy” is a work that depicts the impermanent and fleeting nature of urban life. Travelling around the states of Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and New York, VanDeman shoots hotels and places that have been abandoned for five to thirty years. The photographs show abandoned rooms and interiors peppered with dust and dirt, and chairs and furnitures in complete disarray. VanDeman said that her works attempt to capture a memory frozen in time and in juxtaposition of a grandeur and beauty that these places once were. The shots of dingy, dark, tattered and abandoned environment simply give us the visual impression of things forgotten and may be lost forever. Be sure to check her website to see more of this nostalgic series.