RIP Glidden

Yesterday I posted a picture of Joesephine and mentioned the old Glidden paint factory where we had first tried to shoot.  The place was torn down recently, but while it was standing it was awesome.

My friend Raven first showed me the place, after another photographer took her there.  It was operational until about 1993, then sat abandoned for almost 20 years.  It was full of rust and ruin and amazing graffiti.

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This is from our first shoot there, in April of 2010.  She’s an awesome model I hope to shoot with again soon.  The paint factory is sadly now just a pile of rubble.

 

Along Route 66 at night

Route 66 at night

One more from my 2008 road trip along Route 66.  I found this shell of a building and spent a few hours shooting by the full moon, light painting, and just generally goofing off.

My general travel plan went like this:  Wake up around noon.  Get lunch.  Drive Route 66 all day.  If I saw something neat, save the location in my GPS.  Find a cheap motel.  Get dinner.  Geek out on the computer until the moon rose.  Return to cool spots.  Shoot pictures till sunrise.  Return to hotel.  Pass out.

Repeat for 4 days and 5 nights.  I covered 1727 miles in that time.