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Secrets Of Lo-Fi Photography

  • December 29, 2010
Secrets Of Lo-Fi Photography

Between An Erupting Earth And An Exploding Sky by Ashley Buress, Used With Permission. Lo-fi photography is a style of photography generally using poor equipment, such as toy cameras or pinhole cameras, for stylistic effect. It is often considered a reaction to the perceived ease of creating technically perfect photos in the digital age. Generally the emphasis is on using film, rather than digital technology. -Wikipedia Recently, I learned an important lesson about photography. The camera does not make the photograph, the photographer does. This concept has been intentionally dismissed...

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Alone In My Own Abandon

  • December 23, 2010
Alone In My Own Abandon

I was inspired today to write this post after posting a status update on Facebook that read, "Thomas W.P. Slatin wonders why he uses Facebook when nobody ever writes anything to him." I wrote this update out of sadness. Sadness that despite trying to keep in touch with all of my friends over the years, I've moved into the digital era and joined Facebook, where all of my friends can connect with me and all of their friends in real-time. However despite my active "liking" of their posts, posting comments, and writing on their walls, it seems that nobody is interested in keeping in touch with me. It...

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The Exploration of Eastern State Penitentiary

  • December 17, 2010
The Exploration of Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary(ESP) is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located on 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and was operational from 1829 until 1971. Its revolutionary system of incarceration was the first to establish the policy of separate confinement, emphasizing principles of reform rather than punishment. Notorious criminals such as bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone were held inside its unique wagon wheel design. When the building was erected it was the largest and most...

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How To Photograph A Dead Car

  • December 9, 2010
How To Photograph A Dead Car

There are certain things that attract people to grunge photography; they are mainly abandoned places, forgotten objects, and of course, dead cars. In this post, I’ll show you how to properly photograph a dead car, or at the very least, the methods I use to photograph one. If you are looking for inspiration, there is a fantastic group on Flickr dedicated to dead vehicles appropriately called Found on Roadside Dead. I came across this old abandoned car while visiting a close friend. Although this car is currently sitting on private property, with buildings nearby, the angle of this shot gives...

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50 Stunning Examples of Abandonment

  • December 8, 2010
50 Stunning Examples of Abandonment

These 50 stunning examples of abandonenment are from my Flickr photostream. I feel like they represent some of the best examples of my grunge photography and urban exploration photographs.

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