Life's a bitch and I'm her pimp.

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headybae:

my new bassnectar pin :)

Do you mind if I ask you how you were able to do what you do for a living? I am really interested in doing the same, but I can never find out how whenever I look for it.

Very carefully?  I started poking into abandoned buildings over 19 years ago, and developing lists of places.  I photographed a lot of places before anybody else had even attempted them; I built up a huge body of work.  It wasn’t until about year 15 that I was able to sustain myself purely on this body of work.  I slaved at commercial photography or in various restaurant kitchens; I worked corporate jobs to buy gear and did $50 headshots for actors.  You gotta eat a lot of shit pies if you want to become an art photographer.  Eventually it worked out.

But you gotta be even more careful if you wanna do what I do.  In the hundreds of buildings I’ve been to, I’ve nearly fallen through at least a dozen floors.  I’ve had a cement floor give way beneath me.  I’ve gotten Lyme Disease twice.  And I’m a careful fool.  A less careful fool would have diced themselves on razor wire; fallen through a floor; accidentally walked into a pocket of hydrogen sulfide gas and not known to hold their breath after the first whiff.  A less careful fool would be dead.

You gotta be a bit of a fool to try to climb around ruined buildings with a camera - probably at any given time, your most expensive possession - on your back.  So if you’re going to make a go of it, at least try to be a careful fool.

ianference:

This was indeed a strange thing to stumble across.  The US Marine Hospital Memphis was decayed to the point that you’d swear it had been abandoned for ages.  Ceiling tiles were crumbling, paint was peeling… and then there’s this strange room connecting the patients wards to the surgical ward.  Almost bizarrely white, the only vibrant thing here was… a relatively recent looking Coke machine?  How odd!

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

rejennerate:

psychedelicatessenn:

stunningpicture:

I don’t know shit about photography, but the person who took this shot must be given the highest award of them all.

this is breathtaking

i am not educated enough to comment on most political issues but this photograph is incredibly clever