Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Concourse: Part 3 - The Film





Over the past two days, both Cameron and I have shared out photographs and experiences of the now abandoned Concourse C at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The above is a short film put together that offers another perspective on our visit.

The response to parts 1 and 2 of "The Concourse" series has been tremendous. I've really enjoyed all the heartfelt stories, thoughts and memories that people have shared in the comment section, on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

I only visited Concourse C once, in the early 2000's as a teenager heading on vacation with my family. I have a foggy memory of a bus ride from the main airport to a crowded island surrounded by small jets. Concourse C has been by far one of the most interesting places I've ever documented in my six and a half years of running this website. While shooting these photographs and video in the building, it's interesting to contemplate the sea of humanity that once flowed through there on a daily basis - those traveling and those working, both going about their daily lives. What makes abandoned places so compelling to photograph is the lack of humanity and activity, how these locations take on a new life while revealing clues of their past lives.

Yeah, it's an abandoned airport - but to some people, this place meant so much.

Part 1: Island in a Stream of Runways
Part 2: Unaccompanied Minor 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Concourse: Part 2 - Unaccompanied Minor



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I spent many hours of my youth classified as an "unaccompanied minor." My father lived, and still lives, in New Mexico. Including connecting flights, I was racking up eight takeoffs and eight landings a year. Those are solid numbers when you’re eight years old.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Concourse: Part 1 - Island in a Stream of Runways



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- A hallway lined with luggage, leading to unused gates that once served Comair flights at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport's Concourse C.

Four runways criss-cross the grounds of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Among them, in an island by itself, is the former "Concourse C." Once a gateway containing portals to destinations across the United States - it now sits quietly with luggage lining the hallways and benches stacked atop each other in closed shops and eateries. The lonely aerodrome is absent of both people and flights, both of which have relocated to the airport's main facilities.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

With Snow and Ice, Cincinnati echoes Brooklyn.



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With the freezing rain and snow coming through this past Sunday, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge connecting the cities of Cincinnati, OH and Covington, KY was closed due to ice accumulating on its surface. The lack of traffic allowed the rare opportunity to walk right down the middle of the road and see a unique perspective of the Queen City icon as it echoed the views of its Brooklyn brother.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Shootouts and The Rebirth of Seymour Plaza



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Seymour Plaza looked like any other mid 60's shopping center: a long strip of storefronts lining a large parking lot. Through the years it hosted various businesses from auto repair to discount furniture. At the center of its 115,000 square feet of space - the infamous nightclub where a shootout involving rapper and record producer "T.I." began.