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Queen City Discovery (QC/D) began in 2007 as a blog chronicling the photographic adventures of Ronny Salerno throughout his native Cincinnati, the Midwestern United States and everywhere else. Initially it served to focus on subjects specifically relating to the Cincinnati area and its history with an emphasis on urban exploration (the photographic documentation of abandoned and forgotten locations). Since its launch, several QC/D stories have been featured in local, national, and international news outlets. These days it serves as Salerno's personal record and repository from history articles to ongoing documentary projects to quick photography updates.


Ronny Salerno is a freelance photographer based out of Cincinnati, OH. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, he specializes in editorial, commercial, event and fine art photography. His editorial work has been featured with ABC News, NBC News, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Dayton Daily News, City Beat, The Cincinnati Business Courier and The Big Picture while examples of his commercial work can currently be found on supermarket and retail shelves. His latest book, Fading Ads of Cincinnati, was released in November 2015.

He doesn't believe in ghosts, so please don't email him asking if he's ever seen one.







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Cameron Knight has been a professional photojournalist for over a decade specializing in long term documentary work and portrait series. He currently owns over 75 film cameras and has his own dark room. He has won several awards for his work in photojournalism and is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. 

He also has two different colored eyes and according to his mother, was conceived to the Fleetwood Mac album "Rumours."

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Christian Glass started out as an intern for Queen City Discovery in the summer of 2015. Now a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, he's a QC/D contributor who also writes for Middle of Nowhere Gaming

He vehemently dislikes Arby's, but you're not allowed to ask him why. 

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10 comments:

  1. Thought of you: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2340806/Abandoned-America-Photographer-captures-haunting-images-rusting-steel-works-crumbling-schools-factories-great-superpower.html

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  2. I find your story's and pictures very interesting. I noticed you live in Ft Thomas. I work there and today my boss took me to the old abandoned military homes behind the Ft park. Don't know if you have photographed them before but the decay and over brush seems right up your alley.

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    1. I'll have to check that out, thanks for the tip!

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  3. I just discovered your site and am enjoying it quite a bit! I know this is an often explored and photographed site, but have you been to the Peterson Cartridge Factory in Kings Mills? It is where Grandin Road crosses the river and the bike trail. Would be interested in seeing it through your lens.

    Keep up the great work!

    -Erid

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    1. Sorry, clumsy fingers...the name should be Eric.

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  4. I have just lost about 2 hours of my life on this site! I was born in Cincy and lived in Blue Ash for a very short while before moving to central Kentucky. Spent most of my summers in Blue Ash, Fairfield and Hamilton growing up. It is awesome to see all of the places I remember at least seeing through my car window riding in the car on I-71. Thanks for sharing your obsession with the obsessed!

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  5. Loved seeing the Thunder Island pics. I used to go there and still live by it. I've always wanted to explore the remains. I can see them here :)

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  6. I like the parts about Matt Wilkes.

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  7. stumbled on this blog via reddit. Great stuff here! I photograph my runs around Cincinnati, and it's nice to see someone else as interested in maintaining our city's history. Keep at it!

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  8. Where'd ya go?!? Miss seeing new stuff on here.

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