Saturday, September 30, 2006

artist's colony with the shitzu @inman park

An indeterminate amount of time ago, I attended an opening with The Shitzu in Inman Park. The artist was showing graffiti shots and selling prints of the photographs along with t-shirts.

On the way out, while attempting to turn around, we happened to drive through bizzaro world. We found a small artists' colony in a rapidly gentrifying (read: taken over by douche bag yuppies moving in from the suburbs) area. A bunch of great old cars were quietly rusting away in the parking area. A few weeks later, The Shitzu and I rolled back there. I took a few photographs of an old Volkswagon Rabbit, an ancient Chevrolet Bel Air, and an old school Cadillac Fleetwood. I used my Nikon D70 with a 28-70mm f/2.8 constant aperature zoom.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

dilapidated buildings @grantville

Grantville is rural decay. I discovered the ruins while working the day job and made a mental note to go back.

Eventually, I rolled down to Grantville with my Nikons and took a few photographs of a dilapidated cotton warehouse, and an old stable that has fallen into disrepair. I held up a Nikon SB-800 and used the trick commander mode on my D70's built in flash to illuminate the valve and get the nice shadow against the white wall.

[UPDATE: The old stable has now been demolished, as of November, 23, 2006]

As I was taking pictures, a gnarly storm was rolling in. The drive back up to Atlanta was less than pleasant. After surviving the storm, brief hydroplaning on I-285, and numerous retarded Atlanta drivers, I made it home and surfed the internet to find information on the ruins I photographed. The internet was less than helpful, but there is a going concern in downtown Grantville - Nick's Pizza Stop. Besides serving as a point of consumption for pizza, Nick's also has plenty of information regarding Grantville history and the aforementioned ruins.