Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

so tonight

i begin the arduous process
of updating my website
i try to do this every 6 months...
this image, has nothing to do with the update
i just grabbed it from a folder
and posted it here
this was however a cool day
and a cool entry
in to an old abandoned detroit catholic school...

Monday, May 23, 2011

i believe this place is gone

due to a massive fire
that took place about a year after our visit?
i really liked the way the pipes seemed to be shedding their skin,
and that's why i shot this otherwise empty room...
this was a cool place
the heat was on
and so were the lights...



as we walked down the hill towards the rental car
we looked over our shoulders
and we saw the police drive up...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

this is probably

the greatest space that i have ever seen.
that goes for abandoned buildings,
active buildings,
court houses,
jails,
churches,
you get the idea.

i wouldn't mind going back one day...

Monday, May 16, 2011

sunday

was a killer day filled with some straight up urban exploration!

unfortunately today's photo is not from sunday

but instead it comes to us via another great day

back in 2009, how time goes by!







as far as sunday goes, i'm holding on to those photos for.....at least 6 months?



Friday, May 13, 2011

tonight

i have run out of anything to say
at least anything that seems worthwhile
you've heard it all before

blah
blah
blah

this is one of those nights when
i could pull the plug
on this blog,
the photographs seem
pointless
the words,
empty

it's friday

fuck

now what?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

i don't have much tonight

wishing that i could go back in time

with my camera...

i'd like to re-shoot this place,

and this place

and maybe even this one too?

oh well,

i'm glad i got this one,

while i could...







Monday, May 2, 2011

if you ask me

this is an iconic abandoned detroit image
i guess you didn't ask,
but since this is my blog...
this is from about 2 years a go
the building looks a little different now
the "move in now" banner has been removed
and the first few floors have been cinder blocked.

the way that it looked 2 years ago,
pretty much defines detroit ruins
i'm glad i shot it
before it's gone...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

when i was 12 years old

i had a friend
we'll call him dwight
him and i were pretty close
we did all of the things
that you might expect a couple of
12 year old boys would do
we threw rocks at windows
rode bikes together
caught bugs in jars
you get the idea...
but after a couple of years
we went our separate ways

i think i was about 18
i was drinking outside of a liquor store
with my new friends
i asked if any of them had seen my old pal
and they began making fun of dwight for
still living in his parents basement
i didn't know that he had the same disease as gary coleman
in fact, he was actually in his 30's now
they were laughing and carrying on.
i had a hard time understanding all of this,
the disease part of it made sense
but when i looked back on everything
i couldn't figure out why
a grown man
wanted to be friends
with a 12 year old boy?
i always assumed that dwight was the same age as me
so it never occurred to me to ask...
now i wondered if he was gay
or maybe he was retarded?

a couple of years later i ran in to dwight on the street
he still looked the same
i could picture him standing on my front steps...
we talked about the good ol' days
summertime
so and so,
you know?
after a few minutes i remebered all of the questions
that i had prepared for him
but i didn't have the courage to ask
i just let it go,
and it seemed to me like he was grateful for that?
i doubt that he could have answered me anyway?
i guess it's better this way
both of us never having to confront the uncomfortable truth?

sitting here
tonight,
i believe in my heart
that i was the only friend dwight had ever known,
lost in time or sickness,
perhaps he was lost in madness?
he never knew anything different
and i wasn't going to take that away from him
not then
not now

not ever...