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    Posted January 21, 2014 by
    Charleston, West Virginia
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    Abandoned buildings

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    Derelict, Decaying and Forgotten

    My journey into the world of photography started approximately seven years ago when I acquired my first digital camera, it was a small point and shoot camera that I eventually passed on to my younger brother as I quickly outgrew it. Aside from a handful of snapshots, I never took any memorable photos with that camera, what it did do was spark my passion for photography that has since became a life long obsession.

    Growing up in rural Appalachia combined with my high level of introversion, I seldom shot photos of human subjects aside from the occasional self portrait from time to time. I spent most of my time traveling the back roads of West Virginia looking for subjects, whether it be a mountain stream, abandoned house or a decaying vintage auto left to dissolve into the soil. Even though I have moved on to different mediums of photography such as events, live music, and journalistic type shots I still have a passion for shooting the derelict, decaying and forgotten and things of our world.

    These photos are special to me as they represent various moments of my journey with photography.
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