Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm trying to track down this lodge.. from what I've found, people tend to withhold names and locations of these places, sighting fear of vandalism.

update: I'm pretty sure I found it. In the above photo set there was a picture of the resort layout, including its name. The sight vanishingcatskills gave me an address.

here's a shot showing the scale:
aaaand apparently all of the chairs have been cleared. disappointing... and maybe a deal-breaker.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm looking into this...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

One more... this is the last on I shot this way at the resort. I'm planning my next trip soon... not sure if I'm headed back there, or towards Buffalo. I'm aiming for the next couple of weeks though. See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Here's a promotional picture from when the pool was new... the contrast between old and new is amazing. In the back corner of the room (almost center of the picture) you can see the door that was broken open when I got in through. It's really awesome to see it after having been there and. The juxtaposition of the atmosphere between then and now is fantastic. Currently, it kind of looks, sounds, and smells like a cave. All you can hear inside is water dripping onto tile or puddles. It has a really awesome smell of moss and cedar, and is covered in grime and dark recesses. By contrast, the picture below shows a bright room with pristine tile. I would imagine the air being heavy with the smell of chlorine.

It's interesting that the imagery of both old and new creates a sense of seclusion, but in different ways... in the contemporary photos, the space has been closed in on by the surrounding trees, creating almost a defensive wall, sheltering it from the outside world. The original space has an air of cavalier confidence, with the outside world being blocked out or disregarded.

Monday, November 1, 2010

This one was pretty tough.. there was a ton of straight lines. I like the way it came together though.

Here are some sample images from the full size piece I shot of the indoor pool. I'm currently working on a mock-up of the completed piece in Illustrator. This one is a total of 44 images, and upwards of 132 exposures. I'll post the full image when it's complete.