It's astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one simply assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.

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  • Abandoned since the 1980’s, the Arcade-Wright Building is located in  downtown St. Louis, MO. The Arcade section of the building was a precursor to today’s shopping malls, and is wrapped around the Wright on two sides.

  • After being abandoned for so long (almost 40 years) that trees started to grow out of the windows, P.S 186 in Harlem is being redeveloped into housing for low- and middle-income families by the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. 

  • See all the rubble in front of the stage? That’s what’s left of the ceiling of this theater. I had to climb through that to take this shot. 

    RKO Proctor’s Theatre opened in Newark, NJ on November 25, 1915 as the Proctor’s Palace Theatre. The Palace was a double decker theater, which meant that one auditorium was stacked on top of the other, a rare design choice at the time. The lower, street-level auditorium had 2,300 seats and the upper had around 900. It closed in 1968 after the Newark Riots.

  • I believe this is around a 45 minute exposure, but I can’t be too sure as the EXIF data only keeps count to around 20 minutes.  

    Building 51 Hudson River State Hospital Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Clearance Print Sale

    Paramount Theatre Youngstown, OH 16"x24" - 1

    Paramount Theatre Youngstown, OH
    16″x24″ – 1

    Some of my photography was featured in an online gallery show a few years ago, and I have a few prints left over. I’d like to find them a good home so each print here is 50% off from now until the end of October. I don’t have that many left so don’t wait!

    The prints are available in the following sizes, and each image has the number of prints available…

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  • Franklin Park Theatre

    The Franklin Park Theatre

    View of the auditorium from the side of the balcony.

    View of the auditorium from the side of the balcony.

    The Franklin Park Theatre opened on December 8, 1914 in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Designed by Funk and Wilcox, who also designed the nearby Strand Theatre. The theater was originally operated by Jacob Lourie, who was a movie pioneer in Massachusetts and the original president of New England Theatres Operating Company…

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