Photography

All photos were taken with my 3 trusty film cameras: my Pentax K1000, Rollei 35SE and Yashica Mat-124G. The lenses used on the 35mm cameras are a Carl Zeiss Pancolar 50mm f1.8 and a Sonnar 40mm f2.8. The Yashica sports a Yashinon 80mm f3.5 and I make use of a Rolleinar +1 for Portraiture. Photos are scanned and adjusted by myself.

Silver AAFGLV Award Winning Photo:

This photo was taken at the abandoned Penn Hills Resort with my Pentax K1000, sporting my Carl Zeiss Pancolar 50mm F1,8. The film used was Fuji Superia 400. Walking around the abandoned resort I found this staircase and looking down from the top I couldn't help but think what an amazing photo this would be. The leading lines, the framing and natural grid created by the windows and stairs was simply amazing. Yet these strong geometric lines are contrasted by the derelict nature of the building. Debris is scattered around haphazardly and the glass is so fogged that it is effectively no longer transparent. And through this broken glass one can see plants that are thriving in lieu of human activity, with vines weaving their way through the windows into the building.

Assorted Photos:

Love Long Gone

A W.I.P. Zine I've been working on for almost a year, documenting the many abandoned resorts scattered throughout the Poconos, before they are demolished. Click the cover to see the Zine.