This is an abandoned homestead near Davidson College. Amazing to think that a family once lived out their lives there. Now, it is overgrown, ragged and all but completely on the ground. So I ventured out and decided to have some creepy fun with it as the setting for some grim reaper type imagery. So with a cloak, noose and the death of winter surrounding me, this is what I created.
I recently purchased a Fujifilm X100S. It is a great camera to carry around and to just have fun with. Shortly after getting it, we had a snow storm in the Atlanta Metro area. This gave me the opportunity to walk around our frozen neighborhood and make a some nice images. Enjoy!
I was told about this incredible place to shoot and it was a great setting for these looks. The shoot went great, but it was a couple of silly things that happened. When you step on a nail while setting up the lights, you just get the feeling that it’s not going to go well. The good thing is the shoot went well until the last set we were working on. When you are in an abandoned place and haven’t been bothered, you don’t expect anyone to come walking in on you. Especially not an Police Officer. I had just taken a set of shots in front of the window in the green wall. I was taking a look at the images before moving the light and I hear the old storm door open up. After the initial, “Oh, Shit!” thought, I see the Officer step in. He takes a quick survey of the scene and ask do we have permission to be there. Of course we didn’t, it’s abandoned, there’s only a couple stores around us that are open. Where the hell do you get permission? I have to say, for that situation, he was the kindest person about it. He simply said you have to be careful because everything is owned, it’s not just as easy as walking in to a place. He was also more concerned about our safety since the building we were in was rather dilapidated, you can see how much in the last images with the walls destroyed. He just asked how much longer we would be and asked us to finish up and get out. So Yay!, no jail and a set of great images.