Taken last March in Arizona during a night photography workshop with Mike Hows and Joe Reed.
(Night. Full Moon. Lit with LED Protomachines LED2)
I am known for shooting most of my images at 17mm with everything in focus, but when I walked by and peered into this broken window, I couldn't resist the framing and shallow depth of field.
I always love seeing nature reclaim an abandoned space...
Western State Hospital, Tennessee
Oh blue hour. You quietly tease us with a 15 minute dance twice a day. I wish you could stay a little bit longer. You make the peeling paint even more glorious, bask a historic building so beautifully in a blue glow and make everything seem more peaceful...
Sometimes an opportunity presents itself and you just have to go for it. This was one of those evenings.
This site has been closed since the 1960's, but it was once a major contributor to iron production for nearly 80 years.
One of those most challenging spaces I have photographed in the last year, but also very rewarding.
If you follow my photography or blog, you’ve likely heard how devastated I am that this beautiful, former asylum has met its demise. When I took this photo, I was standing in a corridor that is now merely a memory.
People often ask me why I shoot these locations and this building right here is a perfect example why. I first photographed this hospital 6 years ago and I returned last year for a second time. Here we are one year later and nothing remains but a small center section of the building. These places are vanishing rapidly and I want to be there to document as many historic sites as I can.
Operating Room at Central State Hospital.
This building was constructed between 1928 - 1929 and named after the hospital's superintendent at the time. It closed in 1979 and has been abandoned since.
(Dark room. Lit with a warm LED panel and cool LED flashlight.)
Sadly not much is known about this beautiful power plant, but it appears to have been part of the former 1950's era Beaunit Rayon Factory in Childersburg, Alabama.
The plant still stands on well maintained grounds between many active businesses, while the rubble of the now demolished Rayon Factory lays scattered around the nearby fields.
Front section of a Vickers Viscount passenger plane. This aircraft was constructed in 1958 and was part of the Arkia Israel Airlines fleet.
(Night. Full moon. Lit with LED panels and the Protomachines 2.)
Evening sun light streams into this corridor inside the Administration Building of the Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital in New York.
Earlier this year, I took a night photography workshop in Arizona taught by Mike Hows and Joe Reed. It was a really great time hanging out in this airplane boneyard catching up with old friends. If you’re looking to do a night photography workshop I’d strongly encourage you to check out one of theirs. They get access to rad locations and have a great laid back and “hands on” teaching style.
Demolition on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital has been underway for a few months now and yesterday, video was posted showing the demolition has reached the Administration section of the Kirkbride, which means this corridor is gone.
In a few months, she will be nothing more than a memory and that is very tragic. History is vanishing right before our eyes and once it is gone, it will be too late to ever get it back…
These seclusion rooms are located on the first floor, basement level, of the Polk Building, or K Building, at the Western State Hospital in Tennessee. These rooms contained two doors, the first has an open window with a metal covering. The second is a solid wood door with a glass window. This allowed nurses to check on patients but kept the noise to a minimum.