Monday, March 30, 2009

Portrait of a Dead Mall

The ominous hum of the Segway's electric motor filled my ear as a Cincinnati Mall security guard rode her mighty steed beside me, leading me towards the mall exit. I had been "asked to leave" and they were going to make damn sure I didn't provoke any more "security concerns" with my picture taking ever again. I had been caught read handed, dead in the act of taking photographs within the confines of this dying mall that felt more like the set of Dawn of the Dead than a shopping complex.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Take a Ride on the Anderson Ferry

There's a shortcut connecting the shores of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati and it's the only one of it's kind in the area. That shortcut is the Anderson Ferry. Operating three boats, the crew of the Anderson Ferry shuttles passengers from Anderson Ferry Rd., six miles west of downtown Cincinnati, across the Ohio River to Constance, KY, just North of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) or vice-versa.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Cincinnati Subway

It was a cold night in March, 2008. I had just finished up photographing an assignment downtown when I met up with Zach. I was dressed in slacks, dress shoes and a nice button down shirt, hardly exploring clothing. I exchanged my dress shoes for muddy combat boots and my jacket for an old sweatshirt. We grabbed cameras and flashlights then headed out for a recon mission. We parked the car on Central Parkway, and walked over to the stone fence.

"That doesn't look too far down," I said.

"Yeah, we should be fine," Replied Zach.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Cincinnati's Forgotten Theatres

Standing in the vast, empty parking lot the only cars you can now hear are the ones passing by, honking their horns on the nearby Norwood Lateral. In the center of the wide expanse of asphalt is a rectangular, one story building adorned with white tiles, locked doors, boarded up windows and the words "Showcase Cinemas" across the top.