Sleepy Hollow Saw Mill ~ Berkshire, New York

Sleepy Hollow Saw Mill ~ Berkshire, New York


Hotel Adler Spa ~ Sharon Springs, New York

Hotel Adler Spa ~ Sharon Springs, New York


The Good Nauheim ~ Glen Springs Sanitarium

The Good Nauheim ~ Glen Springs Sanitarium


The Asylum By The Lake ~ Willard

The Asylum By The Lake ~ Willard


Going West 2012 ~ Part Five : The Space Between

Going West 2012 ~ Part Five : The Space Between


Photographing The Big Red Bear

Photographing The Big Red Bear


When I was 12.

Generally, I am quite long winded in my posts, but on this occasion, I am going to REALLY try to keep the words to a minimum and the photos to a maximum. After all, this story was a very visceral adventure for me and I hope it will be for you too.


`Saved` ~ The Hollywood Theater ~ Gowanda, NY

`Saved` ~ The Hollywood Theater ~ Gowanda, NY


A Tale of Two Taughannock Winters

If you live in the Pennsylvania, Upstate New York area and you are a photographer, you have probably spent some time shooting in many of the wonderful state parks in the area.   With that, many of us have become fair weather photographers.  Whether it be to protect your equipment or your rear end from freezing, winters can put a damper on your shooting frequency.    For me personally, I get stir crazy and have to get out no matter what.


Our Castle on The Hill

Destination: Jackson Sanatorium


When I was doing research online for this place, everyone was calling it a sanitarium, which is, in case you are unaware is a home/hospital for the mentally ill.  I later found out that the true designation for the building affectionately known to the locals of Dansville, NY as “Our Home on The Hillside” was actually a Sanatorium.  Which by definition is a combination resort/recreational facility and a medical facility to provide short-term complex rest and medical services.


Grossinger’s Abandoned Resort (The Final Visit)

 

A Decaying Mecca Part III of III

On my third visit to Grossinger’s I would visit areas that I had previously skipped over. There would be the usual trip to the indoor pool of course but this time we would explore a few of the surrounding cottages and the famous Jenny G building. The reason being not only for exploratory purposes but this time, for video purposes. Seems our previous trips to the G had caught the eye of a television show producer from New York City. They approached us via email and were basically looking for a couple of hosts for a television show idea that they had. They wanted to feature to explorers/photographers/contractors as the explored abandoned sites. We had a very loose idea of what they wanted but they were mainly interested in our on screen appeal and chemistry together. With 3 days to plan, an emergency video cameraman, and an outline script in our hands, we headed off to the G.


Grossinger’s Abandoned Resort (The Revisit)

 

A Decaying Mecca Part II of III

It had been some time since my last visit to Grossinger’s and this time I was on a mission to get some shots that I had missed during the previous adventure. This time it would be in the summer and instead of dodging golf balls to get in we decided to try a different route. While this was a shorter distance it was a bit trickier to navigate. Once inside the huge complex we head down the hill and hang a left into the first open doorway we see which happens to be the hotels main lobby.