Posts tagged ‘decay’


Thank You (An Awards Post)

by Robert Santafede

"Thank You", a photograph by Robert Santafede for an awards post.

This is long overdue – I had been waiting for a decent photo to go along with an awards post. It turns out finding places that have demolished, smashed up trophies isn’t as easy as I had hoped! Who’d have guessed? Maybe one day I’ll stumble upon one.. So forgive the older photo above – it’s the closest thing I had relating to the post (did you notice the plastic bag?) 🙂

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you may remember the first awards post I made a couple of months ago. I mentioned that I’ve started taking photos about two months prior. It’s funny, these awards posts are almost like a timeline for myself – to see how my own photography is progressing (..and also a great reminder to get rid of the bad early photos! ;p). I’m still shaping my eye, so to speak, and experimenting with different ideas post-processing wise. I think both though, ultimately, are things that will be constantly evolving. Pretty cool.

I still don’t offer much text as to where/what/who & why. The closest thing to an explanation (of sorts) is usually from the title. I’m liking that format – though sometimes it’s harder to figure out a good title rather than getting the actual photo itself! How many different titles describing an old decaying wall can there really be? 🙂

Considering how long I’ve let this go, I’m sure you’ll forgive me for not adhering to all the rules of the awards. There would be way too many random things I’d have to list about myself which would bore you to tears.. So on with the good stuff! Lots of links incoming to some of their latest posts.

Richard over on The Future Is Papier Mâché was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Award. Check his photos out, great candid street photography!

These blogs are a collection that have some beautiful landscapes, macros, or just nature oriented in general.

Cornelia from Strassenfotojournal and Doli from nominated my blog for the Versatile Blogger award. Cornelia is an excellent street photographer, and Doli takes beautiful landscapes.

These blogs are always great to visit. Never quite know what to expect, in the best possible way of course.

Manoli from her website nominated me for the Blog on Fire Award. These blogs are just amazing, and I always find myself really looking forward to more posts from them.

Sil over at nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Last, but certainly not least – these blogs have charm, personality, creativity and obvious talent. It’s always a joy to visit them.


Whew! Lots of great links up there. I started this post around 12AM EST and it’s closer to 4AM right now. Granted, my connection reset a few times (thank you ‘save draft’!), it’s pretty hard for me to narrow the list.. There are too many great blogs on here.

If I’ve nominated your blog but you don’t participate with awards, my apologies. Just think of it as a gesture of appreciation.

Now, I sleep.



by Robert Santafede

"Aquaphobia", a photograph by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"Twin", a black and white photograph taken by Robert Santafede


Anger Management

by Robert Santafede

"Anger Management" a photograph by Robert Santafede

This was taken inside of an abandoned house while urbexing. The cassette tape (still in color) was one of many in a series on “How To Deal With Anger”. There were two others I found scattered throughout the house, the first and fourth.

I don’t move anything inside the places I find, but I thought about doing it for this one to make the title more obvious.  However, I really couldn’t think of a way to place them all without it looking contrived, so they stayed where they were.





by Robert Santafede

"Blue", an urbex photograph by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"Collapse", a black and white architecture photograph by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"308", a black and white urbex photograph by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"Eyes", a black and white photograph taken by Robert Santafede