What I was surprised about in the beginning was how strongly the photographs seemed to affect people. It seems that regardless if you have a history as an industrial worker or as a bank clerk you can identify yourself in the emotion of abandonment.
A rather unexpected bonus is also to discover the amounts of technical knowledge out there. I see structures and emotions but don’t know much about what exactly each piece of machinery I photograph actually do, or rather used to do. But there are a lot of people who do know about these things and who will tell you. The details you learn are simply fascinating.