Tuesday, January 17, 2017

From the Archives Part 1: The Oakley Drive-In Theatre


I've decided to start digging up some old stories that never really made it here to QC/D before. In the first part of this series, we take a look at the Oakley Drive-In Theatre as well as what became of it and what's there now.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Reader Submission: Aerial View of Kings Island Construction


A QC/D reader sent in these photos from their aircraft of Kings Island's latest ride under construction.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Forgotten and Faded: A Look at Cincinnati's Past (Now Sold Out)




Update: The event has now been sold out (all free tickets claimed). If you'd like to get on the waiting list in case someone ends up declining their ticket, you can do so by calling the museum at 513-684-4516

I'll be giving a talk at the Taft Museum of Art in a few weeks as a complement to the museum's current exhibition Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s. The exhibit is an incredible collection of 19th century glass-plate negatives that showcases Cincinnati as it was evolving from a backwater canal stop into a modern, major American city.

I'll be sharing visualizations of my work while talking about some of the subjects I've featured here on QC/D over the years. From abandoned subway tunnels to fading advertisements: missed opportunities, forgotten structures, lost icons, and how they link us to our past while enriching our future. 

The event will take place at 1:30 PM at the Taft Museum of Art. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling 513-684-4516 or through the museum's website. The event does not include museum admission. 

From the Taft Museum of Art:
Join photographer and writer Ronny Salerno to look back in time at some of Cincinnati’s most ambitious projects. Drawing inspiration from the Forgotten Cincinnati exhibition, Salerno will take us on a visual journey of ghost signs and abandoned buildings to highlight a number of all-but-lost moments of Cincinnati history. Salerno is founder of the popular blog "Queen City Discovery" and author of the book "Fading Ads of Cincinnati."

Event on Facebook.

Monday, January 2, 2017

December 2016


Favorite photographs made in December 2016, the last month of a rather interesting year with so many positives and one glaringly dark negative. October 2017 will mark the tenth year of this website being active. That's a little tough for me to comprehend. There's a lot more to post and a lot of work to be done on several fronts. In the meantime, here are some images from December and a slight preview of things to come.

Images made with a Canon 7DMKII and iPhone 7+.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cleveland via the RTA


There's a feeling people get when they visit a place in their time off. Where they can picture themselves living there, caught up in the naivety that actual life in a place would be just like visiting on vacation. For me, I never thought I'd get that feeling with Cleveland, Ohio, that I'd find such an appreciation for this fellow midwestern city. Cleveland, however, lives up to the pride that so many people take in it.