The dinosaurs are ready for a road trip
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The dinosaurs are ready for a road trip
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Photo: “In This Life”

B-52 bomber glistening beneath the moonlight in a California desert.

Mooring Lines
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Mooring Lines
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Photo: “Cell Block”

Inside the now abandoned Essex County Jail in New Jersey.

This jail was constructed in 1837 and designed by John Haviland (he also designed the Harrisburg State Hospital and Eastern State Penitentiary). It remained in operation for over 100 years before it finally closed in 1970.

Photo: “Not Always Good Memories, But Always Significant”

People often ask me what draws me to places like this, but the answer is not always obvious to most. Sure people understand that I find beauty in decaying asylums, factories, ships and houses of worship, because let’s be honest, they just don’t make them like they used to, but the real reason is much less superficial. 

I do this for me because it makes me feel alive and it’s what I want to contribute to this world, images of historic places that we are tearing down way too quickly. But I also do it for the dozens of grandparents, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, cousins and friends who knew someone who was cared for or worked in one of these locations. During the time that these asylums, for example, were in operation, very little was known about mental health. People who were lazy, or practicing religion to frequently were admitted into an asylum. Even women experiencing menopause were deemed insane and placed inside these facilities. 

When I receive an email from a women who never knew her Grandmother because she was admitted to Greystone Park Psychiatric asylum in 1918, or a note from a son about how his father was stationed on the USNS Northern Light many decades ago, I am quickly reminded that this is why I photograph these places. It’s not for money, status, likes or +1’s, it’s for the memories that remain inside these walls, the stories eagerly hoping to come back to life. 

Beneath the Shasta Dam
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Beneath the Shasta Dam
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General Electric Generators, Shasta Dam
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General Electric Generators, Shasta Dam
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Shasta Dam
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Shasta Dam

Photo: “Ruckel Creek”

The Columbia River Gorge has hundreds if not thousands of waterfalls. I have yet to be disappointed by one I’ve seen and these falls were no different. The terrain, light and foliage varied so much here that I took dozens of images, all very different from one another.

Photo: “Launch Silo No.3”

Looking across into the Launch Silo No.3 of the Beale 851-C Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Base in Northern California.

During the operating years, 1962 - 1965, this silo would have contained a crib structure that would have supported the missile. These days, this base sits empty collecting dust, waiting to be purchased.

Arch Love 
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Arch Love
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Transamerica Pyramid 
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Transamerica Pyramid
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exploratorium:

Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Iconhttp://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8

Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.

Living a few streets below this tower has always taught me to look up. The fog and light always appear different on this majestic structure.

Really enjoyed these historical images.

Cownose Rays
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Cownose Rays
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Racetracks and Railways
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Racetracks and Railways
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