It’s been at least two years since the last post. What’s going on? Is this website abandoned? Can it be urbexed too?
Well… yes and no.
I’ve had to take time to focus on other things in life more important than documenting abandoned buildings. Make no mistake though that I still love the danger of urban exploration, the photography aesthetic, and the people I’ve met along the way. I’ve just been focussing on the upcoming shows for Hamilton because I felt that I had a lot to unwind for the past couple months.
I do miss the writing and sharing part. The podcast was an excellent experiment that helped land me the perfect job. The American Urbex Flickr Group continually grows with excellent images from explorers all over the map. I’m proud of what American Urbex became and continues to be.
There have been numerous pleasant surprises along the way. A few times I’ve been pitched for reality TV shows about urbex that I knew wouldn’t get off the ground. I’ve made a few dollars in prints to subsidize the camera gear that has broken in the course of exploration. But most importantly I’ve had the satisfaction of connecting with other people, most of whom have been friendly.
If you follow me on instagram, Twitter (American Urbex or my personal one), or the sometimes updated Facebeook page you can see that I’m still exploring. Everything else goes to my Flickr account. This year I finally made it to Berlin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and other awesome places. Urbex continues to get me out of the house.
Some day I may find the inspiration to pour more effort into American Urbex. For now it will remain as-is. It’s something I can point to with the satisfaction of knowing, hey, I made this. I accomplished something good that people randomly find on the internet and hopefully take enjoyment from.
If you’ve been along with me the whole time, thank you. Come with me as I venture to new places in the future.
If you’re finding American Urbex for the first time, welcome.