20 Oct 2015

Grief Ascendant

From Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery, a lovely necropolis if there ever was one.

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13 May 2015

Streetlights filter through the windows of a shuttered Catholic church in Chicago.

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27 Apr 2015

Approach

From a deserted subdivision hidden in the forests of northern Indiana.

 

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16 Mar 2015
14 Mar 2015

A continuation of a brief series on phones from this decommissioned military facility.

 

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Nota bene the orange sticker.

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05 Mar 2015

Had the Bauhaus put on puppet shows, they might have looked something like this.

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From the aforementioned military facility.

 

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28 Feb 2015

Sometimes we come across scenes which appear to be a clamorous fall taking place before our eyes, and yet are mute and still. The ice here only serves to heighten the sense that the entirety is merely frozen, and will crash when we leave the room.

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Standoff

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15 Feb 2015

There are many fine urbexers out there who take an active interest in documenting the places they visit, either to highlight an aspect of local history or to help preserve them. While I may be sometimes intrigued by that aspect of urbex, I make no bones that my primary interest in this genre of photography is primarily aesthetic. Sometimes only knowing little about the place you’re seeing heightens the mystery, perhaps makes the story a photo tells a bit more universal. I tend to take a “non-attachment” to the sites we shoot; I find it’s a bit dishonest to bemoan their further decay when that is the very process that allowed us to shoot the pictures we did.
That said, I can’t help be a bit saddened when a site I cut my teeth on gets very rapidly demolished. The Riverdale granary was a massive edifice of metal, rust, concrete and ivy. As of our last visit, only the slim north building still stands. Soon, it too will be gone. It should be remembered that impermanence makes all things possible.

 

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09 Feb 2015

This former hotel was once the only place in town where alcohol was available, but only to its guests. Pullman’s employees, however, were barred from the hotel or its bar and restaurant. The industrialist did not believe his workers should drink. As noted in the previous post, George Pullman was a touch paternalistic.

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22 Jan 2015

Down Broadway

A shot from downtown LA. In this photo I tried to channel a bit of the style of Meho, who is a photographer you should check out.

 

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