Here’s a collection of pretty fantastic photos of Hashima Island, Japan. It used to be a coal mining community until petroleum became the more sought after resource. By 1974 the entire island was completely abandoned. It has a fascinating history which is complimented quite well by this set of haunting photos. Check out the wiki page here if you want to read more.
I visited the Grounds for Sculpture last weekend. Super fun time, I suggest you check it out if you ever have the chance. Like I mentioned in a previous post I inadvertently left my camera at home so all I had with me was my iPhone. As punishment I limited myself to only using the Hornbecker lens with the Nike AO DLX black & white film. I was happy with a lot of the results. And yes that skull is part of a sculpture. A very, very creepy sculpture.
Just going through some old photo’s on my machine and found these from when I first got my Holga. Naturally I took it took a junkyard in upstate NY to experiment with it. Wouldn’t you have? I thought so. My favorite is the photo of the bus with the bullet hole in the back window. I really like the reflection of the sky in that one.