Urban decay

Years ago when I was younger and more active, I used to goto abandoned places and photograph the insides of various structures. I found a certain beauty in what I like to call "rust and wreckage", or urban decay. Later on it seemed that the term "Urban exploration" was coined and more
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American Southwest

In early May, 2015 I had the opportunity to take a 16 day road trip out West from my home in Chicagoland. It was amazing. I was very lucky to have been able to take the trip. I left Chicagoland and headed along I-80 through Nebraska. Key places that I wanted to see were Moab, Utah an
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Cityscape

Years ago I liked going downtown more. Chicago was always an interesting and exciting place to photograph. Most of the time, it was always the same places and streets, but always different people. After 2004, I stopped going to the city very much. I found that I was too distracted to
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The edge of industry

When I was younger, I used to like to sneak into abandoned factories and other places. It was kinda fun. I liked seeing all the large bolts and machinery. It was out of the ordinary and something that not everyone got to see and photograph. For many years now however, I don’t go into
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Through the Dakotas

Back in late May of 2012 after my hernia surgery I had two months off from work. Provided I did not lift anything heavy, I was able to move around fine. I took the opportunity not to make a total waste of the two months of recovery and went on a road trip through the Dakotas. I heard
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Route 66

When I think of road trips I think of one direction from Chicagoland. West! When I think of going West, there is one road that I feel is apart of the fiber of the US. The Mother Road, the old double 6. Route 66! I first drove part of Route 66 back in 2007 on my way to goto Phoenix. Si
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In Illinois

When I am not able to take longer road trips out to the Western United States, I mostly find myself out in the farm fields of Illinois. In my younger years, I used to go to downtown Chicago and take photos. However after 2004, I stopped. I enjoy cityscape photos, but being in the city
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Travel, black and white

A grouping of images taken from my road trips out West of Chicagoland. Travel along Route 66, South and North Dakota and the American Southwest.
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