Doll Cabal

LoCreShiMo 2017 – Doll Cabal

Keeping in the vein of creepy doll photos, here’s another one from the basement of Hanny’s, in downtown Phoenix. It’s got everything that I used to love taking photos of: Old dolls, chain link fences, any kind of unfinished industrial interior, and basement lighting. Hard to go wrong with any of that. I imagine this as some kind of basement of misfit dolls, where they hide out and extort people…

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Ghost Doll

LoCreShiMo 2017 – Ghost Doll

It’s been many, many years since I shot my Reverend Bob series, which contained a few creepy doll photos. So when some friends took me to Hanny’s in downtown Phoenix, and showed me this fine memorial in the basement, I couldn’t resist snapping a pic. The story goes that back in the 60’s, a young girl ran off from her parents, and found her way into the stairwell to the…

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LoCreShiMo 2017 - Megan

LoCreShiMo 2017, Nov 9

I used to do a lot of vector art, where I would take a base photograph, reduce it to just the colors that I wanted to use, and then simplify and tweak the lines as needed. Some pics would take hours, and some would take days. Unfortunately, I don’t really have days to spend on a single image for CreShi, so I had to keep this one fairly simple. I…

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Toby and the rapacious monkey (Part 1)

Toby’s lungs were on fire, breathing hard from the exertion of running so hard. One after another, his feet pounded the cobblestones, carrying him as fast as he could move them. He didn’t even dare to glance behind him, not wanting to risk slowing down, or worse, tripping. In his mind, he imagined the outstretched arms of the constables behind him, hands reaching to grab him by the collar and…

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99/99 - 99 words about 99 things

Dutch Harbor (#16)

A young man stepped off the boat, walking toward the hills. The crew had gone to the bar, but too young to drink, he had stayed behind. He didn’t mind. There was no privacy on the boat, no quiet, and the mountain had been calling him for days. His only boots were for working the ship, not suited for hiking, but they sufficed. He climbed for hours, unheeding of the…

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Patio at dusk

LoCreShiMo 2017, Nov 6

We’d been out shooting photos, and were on our way home when we decided to stop at a local brewery for a beer. The inside of the place reeked of hops, much moreso than other breweries I’ve been to, so we sat out on the patio. The sun was setting, and the clouds were absolutely gorgeous. Looking up, I was struck by how the lights and shadows stood out against…

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LoCreShiMo 2017, Nov 5

LoCreShiMo 2017, Nov 5

I could shoot urban photography all day. It’s something that fascinates me, especially areas that are deserted or in a state of urban decay. The idea of uninhabited cities or towns is appealing to me in a sorrowful, wistful kind of way, because of the energy vacuum created from the total lack of inhabitants. It had been a while since I went on an outing for the sole purpose of…

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