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My girlfriend posing in what used to be the kitchen of a very destroyed abandoned manor in the forest. There's something I like about the female form posed against the rough edges and harsh graffiti.
A picture I took of my puppy the day I brought him home. I consider this Americana because there's nothing more American than the family dog. We often care for our pets more than we do for ourselves,
A decaying old mill not far from my home. After it stopped being of use as a mill, it was used for many different things throughout the years. Due to this, many strange additions were made to the orig
A room of a very old (and abandoned) hotel. Most of the lore about the place includes ghosts. I feel this often causes people to overlook just how picturesque these kinds of places are.
A pic of myself (center) and my two "adventure companions" sitting atop an abandoned hospital, overlooking another abandoned hospital, with the NYC skyline in the background.
Awosting Falls at Minewaska state park
My girlfriend posing in front of an abandoned girl's school which is slated for demolition. It's a beautiful location, and we wished to do a portrait set there before it's gone. We shot in the very ea
The skeleton of a vulture which I found on the upper-most floor of an abandoned abbey. It must have gotten in and never found the way back out. I did not arrange the bones, I shot the corpse exactly a
The AlieInn, a strange alien-themed rest stop outside of the Area 51 military facility. It was very popular in the 90's, but has since fallen a bit off the pop-culture radar.
The ripped-apart morgue of an abandoned asylum. The room is lit naturally via a small barred window which was out-of-frame behind the door,
The abandoned Pennhurst asylum of Pennsylvania. A hospital so bad it was once called the "shame of the nation". This was a long exposure, shot around 1am.
An abandoned hospital that sits on the outskirts of NYC. You can see Manhattan out over the water.
Ochre Sea Star on the jetty at newport beach
A very long exposure of a simple abandoned house... covered in the most profane graffiti I have ever seen. I think the exposure was about 10 minutes. The purple hue was done in-camera with the white-b
The master stair of an abandoned private school. The building must have been grand at one time, but has since fallen, through time and the elements, so a fragile state.
The interior of a once-grand theater. The lighting is via a few work-lamps, shot at a lengthy exposure. It's such a shame that this place was left to decay as it has.
An old dresser in an abandoned mental asylum. The green hue is from the dense canopy of foliage that has come to engulf the building.
Sunset over the Chobe River spotted during a boat cruise.
Looking down an alley in Dunedin
On my first OC ferris wheel ride with my oldest daughter (her 1st time too) at Jolly Roger's Amusement Park at the Pier in Ocean City, MD.
Having my first ride with my oldest daughter on Ocean City's Ferris Wheel ( At Jolly Roger's Amusement Park at the Pier)
Hiking in Huntington Beach at The Bolsa Chica Wetlands.. Heron flying over us yelling at a Perigan Falcon. 
2/2010
Array of glass, china that we found on the beach at Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor National Park.
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
An abandoned hospital that sits on the outskirts of NYC. You can see Manhattan out over the water.

An abandoned hospital that sits on the outskirts of NYC. You can see Manhattan out over the water.

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Lafayette, New Jersey, United States of America
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Date Taken: 03.2011
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