I took this photo back in 2006 when I lived in Jersey. It’s a place in Skillman called Skillman Village, a little town filled with a school, living quarters, playgrounds and even a small hospital and fire department. Founded in 1898, it was once the State Village for Epileptics but has been abandoned since 1998. Last year, the town started its $15 million dollar demolition to turn it into the new Somerset County Park. I am happy I got to visit twice before this because it is an interesting place to explore.
There are many photos I took this day which I will eventually share in a post but I chose this one for inspiration photo friday for a reason. It is the last building I went in before I was caught and escorted out of the village. This was the first photo I took going into the basement and only two more followed.
I found the stairwell intriguing even though it looked like a scene in a horror film. It was dark, dreary and dirty and the basement was the same. From looking at this image I imagine a whole world of possibilities of where it could lead to. It really does get you thinking and that is what inspiration is all about. Although it may not be the happiest of photographs, it surely lures you in and forces your imagination to run wild. This is exactly why I captured it.
Summer is on its way out and my favorite season of all is right around the corner. To say my goodbyes to the warmer months, I chose this photo I took in NYC years ago. I just loved how the sun lit up the one side of the building. It almost looks like a painting as the bricks resemble a smooth clay. The small details of the air conditioners and flower boxes add a few nice elements as well.
There is nothing like the glitter of the hot sun against the earth. Creating shadows that enable ordinary things to look like art. Blistering heat and clear skies. Goodbye summer. Till next time…