Sweating Bullets State Hospital

April 4, 2010

Unfortunately, this is one of those locations where the best parts of the story will have to remain a mystery. There was nothing particularly difficult about exploring this place but, being a 100% active campus with abandoned wings interspersed with active wings, things were definitely very interesting. I remember that the day we went here…

DeSisto School

February 3, 2010

The DeSisto School was an experiment in alternative education methods for gifted but troubled children. There are many accounts of former residents of the boarding school on the internet, very few of them positive. Reports of abuse and mistreatment culminate in a story of the faculty allegedly delaying treatment for a girl who swallowed a…

Eastern Point Light – January 2010

January 10, 2010

Central Steam Power Plant – 2009

December 31, 2009

Eastern Point Light – December 2009

December 27, 2009

Book Tower

December 10, 2009

Brewster Projects

December 8, 2009

These Brush Park housing projects were home to many notable people including Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. They were also the inspiration for the claymation series “The PJ’s”. I had my reservations about visiting the Brewster projects and the drive through the neighborhood up to them did little to allay my fears.

Packard Plant – Trip 3

December 1, 2009

I remember this as The Trip Where I Finally Got Up The Nerve To Bring My 5DMKII. I had been dancing around bringing my main camera to Detroit given the potential for theft, the potential for loss during inevitable partying, having to lug the heavy kit all over the city, etc. I scheduled all the…

C.F. Smith

November 4, 2009

C.F. Smith was a grocery chain in the Detroit area that operated from 1910 into the 1950s. The buildings we explored were clearly a warehouse set up to store items for the chain. As with so many buildings like this, they had clearly seen a number of uses over the years before finally falling in…

Jackson Sanatorium

July 20, 2009

Regarded as one of the easiest explores around, naturally we were spotted on the way in and ejected by the police. ┬áThe officer was very nice to us and called the owner to see if they were willing to let us go. ┬áThis is one time where having a massive amount of camera equipment with…

Polaroid Trips 5 & 6

July 5, 2009

Polaroid trips 5 and 6 were focused on the power plant. It was a small building, but lots of fun to explore and a few of my favorite pictures of the place came from here.

Horatio Alger Center for the Mentally Impaired

June 20, 2009

Just a couple shots. This is one of those places that is very very epic, but also tricky to pull good shots from. The woodwork we saw was astonishing, though. Tons of fun visiting this one.