Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I entered a photo contest. I think everyone in the WORLD is invited to enter, so I'm not keeping my hopes up. Actually, I don't know where the high res versions of these are so it might be a slight problem if I got into the show because how would I print them? 

Anyway, these are from a series called "Into the Enchanted Forest." 

This is the blurb I wrote about it:

This was an amusement park I visited as a little child. On a recent trip to my home state of RI I visited the now abandoned park. There was nothing left but a shell of its former glory but creeping though the park brought back strange memories. Everything was overgrown and dark. I went back twice. Once while it was raining with a small point-and-shoot camera and the next day, better prepared, with my SLR camera. I'm attracted to abandoned spaces because they are filled with memories and experiences from the past. When I find little rusted objects, walk over caved in floors, or step through overgrown paths to nowhere I in some strange way feel at home. 

Yeah, I always overdo it on these things with the blurbs. But I do get some thrill from going into these places. I really do love the history involved. I think that's why I like writing about history and why I like collecting antiques. It's all part of the same thing.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


These are a few Valentine's Day cards from my dad:

The inside of this one alludes to the fact that he owned the original red bus (the book is out of print but you can read it here).

Friday, August 3, 2012


I seem to have an obsession with taking photos of shopping carts...