Cargill Grain Elevator

February 13, 2018

It was January 2013 and I was taking a week off in between jobs.  I decided to take a solo road trip with no real plan…which is pretty unusual for me.  My career was going well and I was a lot more worried about getting caught exploring than I had been previously.  There were, however,…

Northern California – 2017

February 11, 2017

Nisky Hill Cemetery

January 31, 2017

Saint Michael’s Cemetery – Trip 4 & 5

January 23, 2017

Central Islip Psychiatric Center

May 29, 2007

My trip to Central Islip was brief, but interesting. I stopped here after exploring the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. I was torn between my desire to explore and my desire to get on the road for a very long drive home so I was only able to explore one building.

Clinton Train Tunnel

May 12, 2007
Conjoined

Baker Mills

November 29, 2006

The Baker and Forbes mills were constructed in 1891 and 1911, respectively. They provided employment for many people in the Dorchester area producing Baker’s Chocolate for many years. The brand was acquired by General Foods and in 1962 the company decided to consolidate their operations and move production to Delaware. Employees were given the option…

Belchertown State School

September 20, 2006

I have explored many mental health institutions in my travels, but Belchertown is one of a very few which truly gave me the creeps. It is the only place I can claim to have ever encountered anything which seemed even remotely supernatural (though it is a stretch to even say what I encountered here was…

Northampton State Hospital and Memorial Complex – Trips 7 and 8

June 26, 2006

Another predawn run to NoHo but, as the demolition was progressing, I spent more time photographing the Memorial Complex across the street.  The last two images are from a June 29, 2008 trip to the Memorial Complex

Northampton State Hospital – Trip 6

April 2, 2006

By the time April 2006 rolled around, it was clear that demolition of the hospital was imminent.  There were rumors about state troopers hanging around the hospital busting people, so I decided I would conduct a pre-dawn raid.  As it turned out, there wasn’t a soul around and it was an incredibly peaceful trip.  One…

Northampton State Hospital – Trip 5

March 11, 2006

Northampton State Hospital – Trip 4

February 11, 2006

I managed to drag my wife, who is not an avid explorer, with me on Trip 4.  Trip 4 was around when I got my 50mm f1.8, so a lot of experiments with depth of field here.  By this point I was at least starting to dial in my composition skills and get some level…

Northampton State Hospital – Trip 3

January 28, 2006

At this point, I was obsessed with exploring Northampton State Hospital – I was driving 2 hours out to Northampton every weekend.  Definitely something that, in retrospect, I am incredibly happy I did.  I had a pretty short window before this place was demolished and I can truly say that I visited this incredible place…

Northampton State Hospital – Trip 2

January 14, 2006

After my first trip to NoHo I was hooked.  Returning only a few weeks later, the day was unseasonably warm and fog was forming from the melting snow.  I started in the North Infirmary but towards the end of the day I became determined to get inside the Kirkbride, if only for a few minutes. …

Northampton State Hospital – Trip 1

December 22, 2005

Photography, for me, started in Middle School.  My friend signed up for photography class and brought me in to the dark room to check out the prints he was developing from his pinhole camera.  I was instantly hooked.  The smell of the fix, the image slowly coming out in the developer, it was magic.  I…