Wednesday, December 29, 2010

another important photo

this one, from my all time favorite location
(it's not in detroit)
this is from our first time shooting here
good times
with good friends!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

today's photo has nothing to do with christmas

today
just happens to be christmas
and i just happen to be trying
to reach 100 posts for 2010...
this shot is nevertheless important to me
a huge crew shot, inside
of a new york mental hospital
this photograph will forever remind me
of arguably, the best exploring year of my life
to date anyway...

Friday, December 24, 2010

another important photograph

this one is important because
we were able to go back, and get another attempt at this
detroit's history
is...well, history.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

this photo was shot in 2008

but i had to go back
in 2010, and re-shoot part of the ceiling detail
i combined the 2008 shot, and the 2010 shot
into today's important photo of the year (see below)
this particular abandoned scene encompasses what abandoned photography is for me
i had a love affair with this location for many years, and
this photo is one of my all time favorites...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

so here's 2 pictures, of the same thing...

these are important because,
A: they're pretty good
and
2: these pictures prove that my/our spirit is still alive and hungry for more! why do these 2 shots say that? because we woke up before the sun came up, drove for hours and hours and hours, slept in the car at a dunkin' donuts parking lot, and rocked this shit out! as well as another hospital, and then we drove home!
this makes me feel alive!



Sunday, December 19, 2010

today's installment of important photos

brings us all the way back to detroit
yeah
pictures of detroit
this shot is from a location that was both challenging
to get in to
as well as exciting...
this adventure proved, that
we still got it
whatever it is
anyway
not a lot of exciting stuff from detroit this year,
but this one sure is/was worth the effort!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

another important photo for me

from 2010
this hospital was mentioned in an earlier post
this particular photo
is from the criminally insane ward
of a 100 year old asylum
in the northeast...
three attempts at gaining access to this building, that's
what it took, to get this shot
three attempts
our first attempt, foiled by what we believe was a televison crew
our 2nd attempt, shut out by a searchlight, and a suspected law enforcement official
finally
the third time was a success
the rest of the story is lame, blah
blah
blah
blah
you get the idea
anyway, this shot is pretty important to me
both as an explorer
and as a photographer
2010 bitches...

Friday, December 17, 2010

here's another photo

actually,
this photo was shot in late october of 2009
but i didn't get my hands on the files until later in 2010
so, that makes this another important photo from this year...
why did i not get the files until later in 2010?
don't worry about that my friends...
that's neither here- nor there
what is important, is that this photo was taken
inside of an abandoned kirkbride hospital, and
it happens to be a photo of one of the violent wards...
which makes it pretty cool, to me anyway.

this particular shot happens to be one of my favorites,
and while i don't ever see it hanging on my living room wall
i could see it appearing one day, inside
of photography book...
who knows?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 has been my best year

photographically speaking-
i have learned
failed
succeeded
grown
etc...
i'm going to try and end the year on my blog
with some of my favorite shots from 2010
i might even attempt to tell a few stories?...

like:
today's photo is/was a very important shot for me
john and i have traveled to the northeast several times this past year
mostly in search of hospitals,
more importantly
old mental hospitals
this particular hospital was so old in-fact, that
it had wooden floors but more importantly-
wooden wheelchairs
yeah!
that's what we were after
wooden fuckin' wheelchairs
anyway
we passed on this location once,
in an attempt to hit another spot that we had been boned up about,
i'll have a story or two from that location also-

anyway
we met up with some friends for a predawn mission to find the elusive
wheelchairs...
well,
as you can see (see below), we found one
that's pretty much where the story ends.
i could tell you about the security guard's car
or the poop on my tripod
or the dog food, but
this is supposed to be a photoblog
originally, a detroit photoblog...
it has since changed gears and turned in to an east coast photo blog
whatever.

detroit was once the capital of abandoned buildings,
in regards to their splendor, that is.
but NO MORE i say!
detroit is beat!
scrapped
spray painted
plus,
every fuckin' asshole with a flickr account and a camera, who happens to live near detroit, thinks that they are an urban explorer....urban exploring definitely is not driving within walking distance of an abandoned building, parking, going in through the front door, or an open window, or an 18 ft hole in the wall,
no! what these assholes are doing is going inside of abandoned buildings with cameras- like a bunch of....well, assholes!
i'm talking about thrill seeking!
risk taking!
working for it!
i'm talking about using maps, and GPS, and walking in the dark for 2 miles, climbing fences, climbing hills, hiding from the police, security guards, that's how i imagine it to be....do you know why? cuz that's how it is! yeah!
pardon my brevity while i fluff my huge cock and balls...
well, fuck!
this is why i don't tell stories...i just end up angry and talking shit...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

sometimes,

i think about wearing some of those small earphone/headphones,
because i see so many other people wearing them
and i'd like to think that they're listening to music;
music that makes them happy
but i don't own a pair
so...

Monday, December 13, 2010