Bruno has tremendous fortitude. After spending one day exploring a couple of schools, the next was focused on slightly more open scenes including a church and an abandoned engine plant. Luckily the temperature was slightly warmer on day two, but the wind from Canada was intensifying. Bruno persevered with the dedication of a true artist. […]
After many years of always photographing close to home, I finally made a foreign departure. With lots of planning and the freedom of retirement, I was fortunate enough to visit Portugal. This country has been brought to my attention many times in the past few years. Now, with the pandemic easing, it time to explore.
Cleveland is a city that has become symbolic of the social forces in our country for my work. I grew up in its shadow, barely visiting out of parental fear. Now I understand its maligned past. It is a symbol of human greed. Huge companies that built our country were located here. Westinghouse, Warner-Swasey, Ford,
This is the second part of my last shoot in Cleveland a year ago. I feel rather stupid that I never really attempted to explore my old stomping grounds. There were so many great locations offering many great options. It was a photographers dream! Once again, my model endured all of my suggestions. He climbed
I’m so bad at maintaining any semblance of a timeline. This post is basically an addendum to the past May 6th feature. I don’t know if my model had any idea of the lengths I’d go through or the scary post-apocalyptic settings he’d have to trudge through to get these amazing shots. In spite of
In spite of this year’s pandemic, it has been an excellent year for photography. I’ve met new models and worked more with established ones. It’s been very productive. One such young man is Anthony. Another find from Instagram, Anthony has proved to be another guy who is completely unencumbered by location. Listing himself as a
So this is another urban exploration post that I feel helps elaborate the desolation, despair and urgency associated with many of the sites I discover. Always hoping to make each location another page in my thematic view of the world. So this house was discovered in 2017. It had sat quietly in a thick grove
It’s wonderful when you find a spot that no one really has photographed. It’s especially exciting when the place has different interesting rooms and the light is constantly changing. This house was discovered over a year ago. After questioning a mysterious driveway into the woods, I was able to confirm a building with Google Maps.
It’s so easy to get distracted by daily work. I know that when it comes to photography, well anything actually, I’m like a dog seeing a squirrel. Obvious attention problems! Someone recently asked if I was EVER going to complete my Pen postings. So here they are! In 1988 I actually managed to convince some
After dodging prying eyes and climbing through the rubble of the Administration Building, the Key Room was the last protected space. For obvious reasons, this particular room held all of the keys to the facility and was the last safe zone until you entered the Yard. Cellblocks were located to the left and right behind