From July 18th to August 5th of 2013, I traveled across the country to Eugene and Portland, Oregon and back. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I will remember it for my entire life. I cannot wait to do it again.
This showcases what was left of an entire neighborhood that was clearcut for a new hospital and YMCA. All but a few of the homes pictured are gone now, as these photos were taken in February of 2013. Yes, the neighborhood needed help. But was clearcutting the answer? You decide.
This song served as an inspiration for the shoot, and I listened to it while taking these photos.
Centralia & NEPA Coal Region
Centralia, Pennsylvania is the site of an underground mine fire that has been burning for more than 50 years. Once a bustling coal town, the small city is now home to less than ten residents and is basically considered a ghost town. Centralia served as the inspiration for the setting of the 2006 horror film, “Silent Hill”.
This gallery is a collection of photos that I have taken during my many visits to the site, and other places in the northeastern Pennsylvania coal region.
On October 16th, 2014, I set out on a 150+ mile road trip, photographing the Coal Region, which is something I had wanted to do for years.
You can view the entire photo set here, but here are some samples from that day.
October 16th, 2014
Northeastern Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Region Road Trip
October 10th, 2009
December 1st, 2007
August 1st, 2007
HDR – High Dynamic Range
I started experimenting with HDR techniques in mid-2007 and when I first started, they were a little overdone. I started learning and soon enough the effect was toned down to a level I thought was tolerable. Still, I love all these photos.