An overcast day looking like rain, but I took a drive up to Glens Falls anyway looking for sites to photograph along the Hudson River. I didn’t expect the Glens Falls riverfront to be such a dense industrial zone, occupied by paper and pulp mills. An interesting area worth further investigations.
Stumbled on this side street today. I’m always on the lookout for these remnant buildings and neighborhoods of the manufacturing era in the smaller cities in New England. This street runs parallel to a canal, and is close to a site which is now an abandoned mill. The neighborhood is still alive however, with small […]
All photographic prints on the oboylephoto.com website, and on this blog are on sale for the Holidays. Print prices are marked down through the end of the year. 8×10 prints are now $45 (marked down from $60) 13×19 prints are 1/2 price @ $125 17×22 prints are 1/2 price @ $350 Follow this link to […]
I spent a couple hours in Gloversville, NY today. I was curious about the town after reading Richard Russo’s short memoir High and Dry, in which he describes the town and the glove industry in detail. Gloversville reminds me of many New England towns I’ve visited recently while working on my Rail Lines photography project. […]
I’ve just started a kickstarter project titled Redlegs to help fund a trip to Charleston S.C. to continue my photography and writing work on the Plantations project. There are some good rewards for your support if the project is successful. Check it out here if you get a chance. Redlegs Plantation Project or www.kickstarter.com/projects/1322320805/redlegs-0
These are some photographs from one of my favorite projects – the Tahawus Mine in the High Peaks regions of New York’s Adirondack mountains. The High Peaks are also one of my favorite places for hiking and camping, which I did for years before discovering the Tahawus mine ruins. The mine ruins were located on […]
Night photographs of this post-industrial city near where I grew up. I shot these in 2002-2003 with a hand held 3-megapixel point & shoot camera. I like the sketchy nature of the images, almost like drawings. I’m interested in the old neighborhoods near the industrial area, in the true heart of the city. More from […]
I made a visit to Rankin in December, my previous visits were years before, in the early 2000\’s. A lot had changed at the site since then, it is under redevelopment now, a heritage site with a lot of commercial sites being developed adjacent to the old blast furnaces.
This photographs is from a 2004 visit to Tahawus, a mining site, and also the name of the town that used to stand on this site in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I\’ve updated my photo essay of Tahawus, some of the photographs have not been posted previously. <a href=\”../mine/index.htm\”>Tahawus Photographs</a>
I have some exciting news, the Bethlehem Steel portfolio will be published in the July-August issue of Lenswork magazine, what I consider to be the premier B&W photography publication. The print quality of Lenswork is of the highest quality, so I really look forward to seeing the Bethlehem photographs in print there, as well as […]
The coal region in Pennsylvania is a fascinating area, it is a place apart, to an outside observer like myself it seems a place removed from today, somehow still a part of the era of big steel. The landscape is scarred with the marks of strip mining of anthracite used as raw material for making […]