Steampunked ~ Steamtown Revisited

Steampunked ~ Steamtown Revisited

A couple of years ago I reluctantly joined a family trip to the Steamtown National Historic Site and ended up having a great time. I have always loved trains and steamtown has plenty to not only see and learn about but also to ride on! Move the clock ahead 2 years which brings us to early summer. I had my friend and fellow abandonment photographer Walter Arnold visiting and I promised him some cool locations to shoot. During the initial arranging of several shoots planned I made contact with the National Park asking

Camelot Has Fallen ~ NYS Inebriate Asylum

Camelot Has Fallen ~ NYS Inebriate Asylum

History

The New York State Inebriate Asylum, which later became the Binghamton State Hospital, was the first institution designed and constructed to treat alcoholism as a mental disorder. Located in Binghamton, NY, its imposing Gothic Revival exterior was designed by New York architect Isaac G. Perry and though the first cornerstone was laid in 1858, construction was not completed until

Walking Dead Falls

Walking Dead Falls

 

walking dead ˈwȯ-kər [waw-ker] noun

1 : one that walks: as
a : a competitor in a walking race
b : a peddler going on foot
c : a temporary male escort of socially prominent women attending usually public events
d : a person or group (walkers) that intentionally moves into a photographers frame while he/she is shooting.

Valley of the Dolls House ~ Sayre, PA

Valley of the Dolls House ~ Sayre, PA

On a recent photo adventure with fellow shooter Louis Quattrini we ran in to a hiccup and decided to stop into a local pub in Sayre, PA to re-configure our day. The best laid plans and all that. So, two photographers walk into a bar…. oh, have you already heard this one? I bet you haven’t.

St. Nicholas Coal Breaker

St. Nicholas Coal Breaker

I have always had a fascination with the way things work. Since I was a kid, I would constantly take things apart, re-assemble them and try to make them better. Machinery and I just get along real well. Recently on an urban exploration “vacation” with 3 of my friends, a location came up that really got me excited. It was an old coal breaker in Pennsylvania called “St. Nicholas”. How cool is that right? Still full of old machinery, workman’s boots, control panels, wooden dies for giant machine castings, this really was an industrial playground and I was super excited.