Gold Hill, Nevada
Taken during a ferry ride into Seattle from Bainbridge Island, during my trip up to visit friends at the start of 2015.
We specifically chose this ferry ride because it occurred right at sunset. By the time we hit Seattle, it was blue hour, my favorite time of day to shoot. It was cold, the water was choppy and I was losing light quickly, so this was the only useable image I snagged of the city.
Tunnel junction inside a Titan I ICBM Missile site in California.
Wandering through this pitch dark space was incredibly surreal, but it also allowed me to take a "blank canvas" and create the scene I envisioned by using light.
(Lit with a single LED panel off camera right as well as a flashlight to brighten the end of the tunnel on the left)
Inside one of my favorite churches on Woodward Ave in Detroit. This house of worship was constructed in 1911 and closed in 1993.
As I was packing up to leave the Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital in New York last spring, I realized I hadn't gotten a shot of this collapsed room, though I had walked right past it earlier in the day. I rushed down a few floors and set up just after the sun set behind the hill and light begun to turn soft.
It's not often I bracket my shots, but I made the decision to quickly snap 3 images of varying exposure, unsure if I would ever edit them together in a composite. Tonight, I finally blended all the images together to help balance the exposure for the bright windows, the room and also the dark collapse.
During a trip to Yosemite last year, I was walking back to the car from a hike and across the meadow I saw a deer. I switched lenses quickly in the meadow and to my surprise the buck, a female deer and two fawns continued to walk closer towards me, seemingly unafraid.
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Tunnel No.3 - "Homestead Tunnel" near Virginia City, Nevada.
I remembered seeing this gorgeous room on my very brief first visit to Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital many years ago, but I didn't find the time to photograph it. During my trip last Spring, I made it a priority to find it and photograph it.
This room did not contain any built in closets so one could speculate that this room was intended to hold multiple patient beds and house more than one patient.
(This image is a pano comprised of 3 horizontal images taken with my tilt shift and stacked vertically.)
This 15,000 square foot mill was constructed in 1935 and is located in Gold Hill, Nevada. It processed 300,000 tons of ore before the Government shut it down under the War Production Board Limitation Order.
Dentist chair inside one of the wards at a former New York State asylum.
Blast Doors inside the 851-C Beale Titan I Missile Complex in California.
Shooting in this pitch dark facility was challenging as I had to create my own lighting for each photograph. This image was lit with an LED panel and multiple flashlights.
The Woodward Ave Presbyterian Church in Detroit opened in 1911. The facility, designed in an English Gothic style, also contained classrooms for Sunday school in the rear. The church closed in 1993 and has been abandoned ever since.
Inside the collapsed male wings of the former Hudson River Psychiatric Facility in New York.
Peering into a cell at the Essex County Jail, with an in tact sink and bed.
This particular cell was locked, which likely helped to ensure it stay relatively preserved. Many of the other cells in this facility were in worse shape as they have been used by the homeless for the last few decades.
Sunrise at Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park, Washington.