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Visiting an abandoned mental institution

I love visiting abandoned places, actually when someone shows us around and they bring us to the tourists spots I also like that but I get a real kick out of seeing stuff that you normally would not.

 

During our stay in New York we had two amazing days where we were shown around by 2 of our friends.
The first day was a nice drive to the Stone Pony (which I quickly labelled as the stoned pony but that’s a different story) and some other sights (which was awesome) the second day we visited an abandoned mental institution near New York. Annewiek checked us in in facebook which she better couldn’t have done seeing some of the reactions like “finally”, so don’t worry we were not admitted 😀

 

It was a huge area we could walk around but we were not able to get in the buildings which was a shame, we did try (of course) but as soon as we walked towards a door we heard the sirens of the local security which asked us for our IDs and what we were doing, because I saw this as a warning we decided the outside would also be ok to shoot.

 

The lighting was very harsh but I think we got some nice images anyway, so today I share this album with you guys.

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New York in the rain

Now most people hate it when it rains and I have to be honest, personally I also don’t like the rain, but as a photographer I just love it. In this case it meant being soaked during the day, because we were not prepared for rain like this, but somehow it also has some magical and I just can’t resist the reflections, the people who are even more in a hurry than normal and ….. well so much more.

 

The colors just pop when you catch the right reflection, but sometimes a “contrasty” black and white conversion just simply rocks. So don’t just stay inside when it rains, get on your rain clothing and go out and shoot a totally different city. I think you’re gonna love it.

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Street faces New York

Today a special post.
First of all it’s my birthday (43 already).
But second of all it’s a post about a topic I really love will on a trip, street faces.
Just random people I shoot on the street, some know and pose but most are just shot as they walk by, stand waiting etc.

 

For me finding the character, the unique person or just the “weird” ones is the challenge.
One could call it a self assignment 😀
I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed shooting them.

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Streetfaces in Mexico

As you probably already know I love street photography and yesterday I shared some.
But for me the images get really interesting if there are people in there, and as you have seen yesterday… well there were no people 🙂
So today it is time for the second street photography series, this time with the people.

 

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