Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thank You!

Earlier this evening from 6 - 9 P.M. many people came through the doors of Park + Vine to see the exhibit "Forgotten Cincinnati," which featured photographs by myself and my good friend, Sherman Cahal. I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who came through to view the exhibit and check out the store. It was great getting to meet new people who hadn't seen anything like this and to meet those who have been reading this site for some time. I really appreciate the support. I'd also like to thank Sherman for doing most of the planning and Dan, the owner of Park + Vine, for allowing us to set up the show and for running a fantastic store. Also thanks to Kevin, Randy, and Chris "ColDayMan" for promoting the event on their various sites! Just a reminder, in case you missed out tonight...Forgotten Cincinnati will be running from now until Feb. 26th.

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Some photographs from the event:


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Obama Inauguration - A Cincinnati Perspective



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On assignment for school, I was tasked with documenting the Inauguration. You may not believe this, but there wasn't much going on in Athens, Ohio where I go to school. Not interested in traveling to fight the mob in Washington D.C., I decided to head home for the assignment.

Back in October, Cincinnati was visited by both major party candidates. Sen. John McCain and running mate Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at Lunken Airport:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Ruins of Hudepohl Brewing Company




Until 1985, this building was home to the headquarters of Cincinnati's local Hudepohl Brewing Company.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Forgotten Cincinnati

Forgotten Cincinnati was an exhibit of photographs taken by myself and Sherman Cahal. The first of it's kind, the gallery opened at Park + Vine on January 30, 2009 and ran till March 23, 2009.


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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Photo Recap: 2008

A rundown of the various photograph features and highlights from 2008:

The year started off with a march held at the National Underground Freedom Center to Fountain Square:



33rd. Annual MLK Jr. Commemorative March


February rolled around and I took a weekend to come back from school to meet up with Zach and do a lot of exploring. From the Cincinnati Gardens, a Cincinnati hockey barn filled with history, lacking a major tenant...



The Cincinnati Gardens


...to the Crosley Building, the original home of 700 WLW and once a major production plant for Crosley Radios. First explored in Spring 2007, this was our second trip...




Crosley Part 2: The Return


The February exploration weekend ended with me exploring houses that had been abandoned and demolished in the neighborhood I grew up in:



Vacant Houses That I Would've Rather Not Had To Photograph


The site sat idle for awhile as I got really busy with school and work. I finally did some more exploring and photography in July when we explored an abandoned CSX switch house:



Abandoned Rail Depot off of I-75


In August during the pinnacle of summer, myself and the other explorers uncovered three other abandoned locations in Cincinnati:


English Woods Public Housing Complex



The State Ave. Waldvogel Viaduct Ramp


And my personal favorite from the summer:


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church


More to This City Than Meets the Eye: Abandoned locations in August


In September my friend Sherman and I though it might be fun and interesting to explore Cincinnati infrastructure and get some new photographs of the city's highways and bridges:







Cincinnati Bridges, Cincinnati Highways


School started again and I explored the school's abandoned state hospital:



Back in Athens, Back to the Ridges


Soon after, Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin made a stop as Cincinnati's Lunken Airport:



For McCain, the Road to Victory Passes Through Cincinnati


and a long standing abandoned structure in Cincinnati was demolished...



And Consolidated Came Tumbling Down...


...if you were brave enough to climb to the top, the reward was an amazing, postcard view of Cincinnati.

In November I went flying over Kings Island, downtown and the surrounding area with my friend Gabriel:



The Queen City From the Sky - Aerial Photos Nov. 8, 2008


Then the holiday season began:






Christmas Begins in Cincinnati


In Avondale a pair of abandoned nursing homes were found:



Adventures in Avondale...


After the nursing homes we searched for the abandoned "Ghostbusters" tunnel to no success. Snow began to fall:




And eventually the "Ghostbusters" tunnel was found beneath the city streets:



The "Ghostbsuters" Tunnel


A new year began...



I have a lot of stuff backlogged that hasn't been posted yet. Lots of more "abandoned" explorations from the Cincinnati area will be up shortly. Thanks everyone for reading throughout the year and for visiting the site. I promise it will be updated more often in 2009 with more.

Just a sneak peek at what's to come...



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Previous Update: A New Year Begins...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A new year begins...




Every year in New York City thousands, maybe even millions by some estimates, crowd the city streets and Times Square to watch the ball drop and ring in the New Year. Most of the other 299 million Americans sit at home and watch Dick Clark, and now Ryan Seacrest as well, live from the center of New York City. Here in Cincinnati, while it may be on a much smaller scale, an old tradition is coming back to life; ringing in the New Year at Fountain Square.