An 18th Century Ruin

2017-05-19T10:35:42-04:00March 26th, 2017|

Why We Photograph What We Photograph This photograph is part of a series about the ruins of an 18th century stone house. It was a bit of a surprise to find this building during a hike, especially one made of stone where this home is located. I thought it may be a good idea to discuss how I made the image. Vision It is important to have intent in your art. The method [...]

Bombay Beach

2017-05-19T10:35:45-04:00December 14th, 2016|

What happens to a seaside paradise when the seaside gets toxic The story of Bombay Beach, California is an unusual one. In the early 1900's an attempt to control the Colorado River for irrigation backfired when flood waters filled the Salton Basin creating the Salton Sea. This new sea in the desert may have been an environmental disaster, but was and still is the largest lake in [...]

Remembering Cejwin Camps

2018-12-05T08:39:04-05:00September 22nd, 2016|

A Remnant of Personal History 2018 Update: When I posted these photographs in 2016 I had no idea what would happen. These photographs have inspired former campers at Cejwin to share their experiences in the comments. This post has gone from being about photography to being a community. If you are here to see my work, also read the comments so you [...]

Pennhurst Hospital Revisited

2017-05-19T10:35:46-04:00August 17th, 2016|

I'm not sure why I went back to the old Pennhurst Hospital which is often referred to as the "Shame of Pennsylvania." The hospital for "feeble-minded children" (from its original name) was built in 1908 and had a long history of being overcrowded, underfunded and understaffed which lead to abuse and neglect of the young residents until it was closed in the 1980's. [...]

Yellow Dog Village

2017-05-19T10:35:47-04:00July 16th, 2016|

If this post doesn't make you cry I'm not doing my job Yellow Dog Village is an odd name for a town, but it is sort of an odd town. In the early 20th century when miners and mine owners battled each other over wages and working conditions, this town was a place of harmony between workers and management. Yellow Dog Village [...]

McNeal Mansion – Total Devastation Reprised

2017-05-19T10:35:48-04:00May 11th, 2016|

Visually Preserving an Un-preservable Local Treasure  I had posted photographs from this mansion earlier and was going to make it a series with several parts, Instead, I'm creating a new post with more information and photography.  The McNeal mansion was built around 1894 in Burlington, New Jersey as the dream house of a local industrialist named Andrew McNeal. It sits along the Delaware [...]