Thursday, September 10, 2015

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

Divine Window - Mojave, California
This morning I drove by an abandoned place near Mojave that I've explored and photographed a couple of times. I noticed that the property has been cleaned up and one of four structures has been completely removed.

Even though I've said this a couple of times before, it is worth repeating: don't wait until it's too late to explore and photograph abandoned buildings. Procrastination isn't good when urban exploring because things change, usually without notice.

If you wait you may lose out on your opportunity. If you don't explore the abandoned structure you've been thinking about exploring, the next time you drive by it may be completely gone. Don't procrastinate.
Fame - Mojave, California
The photographs in this post are of that structure in Mojave that was removed. It was a small two-room home with a one-car garage attached. It may have originally been a shed or workshop that was later converted into a guest house. Someone definitely lived in it and they had at least one young child. They left a lot behind.

Although the building is gone, because I photographed it, the place still exists in my images. It has been documented and can be remembered perhaps indefinitely.

I used a Sigma DP2 Merrill and a Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture these photographs. It doesn't matter which are from which because vision matters more than gear.
Window, Three Shadows - Mojave, California
A Child's Seat - Mojave, California
Door, Broken - Mojave, California
Lost Boy - Mojave, California
Abandoned Interior - Mojave, California
Paint Cans - Mojave, California
The Looking Hole - Mojave, California

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