Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Storage Building

Torrington, Connecticut

Monday, June 9, 2014


Meriden, Connecticut

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014


Athens, New York

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Waterbury, Connecticut

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Peekskill, New York

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring Trees, X

Union City, Connecticut

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Spring Trees, XII

Waterbury, Connecticut

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spring Trees, XI

Woodbury, Connecticut

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Trees, VII

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Trees, V

Woodbury, Connecticut

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Spring Trees, II

Woodbury, Connecticut

Logue Farms, in a light rain.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Trees, I

Woodbury, Connecticut

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014


Waterbury, Connecticut

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wall, I

Waterbury, Connecticut

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I've Been Doing Building Portraits for a Long Time

Buckeye, West Virginia

This 8x10 shot from early in 2002, near the beginning of my serious effort to photograph the American drive-in theater and its resonance with the varied regional landscape, has always been a favorite. Which might explain why I find that people, everyone more or less who looks at this project, talks about abandoned drive-in theaters, when, in fact, the majority of the pictures are of theaters that are, or at least were at the time, fully operational.

The other problem this picture brings up is, there are at least two other pictures from this venue that are nearly as good. As I work toward the design of the DI book, the problem is whether to aim at a Spartan presentation of only a few, or go for a really thick book with a whole lot of pictures. I never set out to document all of them, but I find myself wanting the book to be as comprehensive as possible. I've shot somewhere around 250 theaters though...

As an aside, here is a cut from my Shooting Log:

Buckeye drive-in. Complete surprise, clearly derelict but the screen is in surprisingly nice shape. There’s a tiny barbershop adjacent to the entry, and the barber confirms it’s a DI.  A guy hanging out in the shop says he helped build the drive-in when he was a teen-ager, back in the fifties. Another says it stopped operating twenty years ago. Barber says the odd thing is that the screen was blown over by a storm, then rebuilt for $25K, but then the theater never reopened with the newly built screen. Caravans for a carnival or street vendor fair are parked all over the lot along with decrepit projection house and very derelict ticket booth.11:00, five different views including some from the back of the lot with 14 inch, an approach I haven’t tried before, then closer views with 240. Buckeye has a post office—in a trailer, and not a new trailer.

Fast Food

Waterbury, Connecticut

It was some sort of fried chicken place, not the biggest chain, and seemed to go through several re-openings over the past ten or fifteen years, but it's back empty again.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Waterbury, Connecticut

Sunday, April 20, 2014