Thursday, March 22, 2007

The artist currently known as Corky



I love digital photography. Before digital cameras I used to buy those Kodak disposable cameras that took really shitty pictures and made everyone look like they were possessed by the devil. Used to be I only took pictures of people I knew and events that I was involved with. But I've grown as a person and an artist... Now I take pictures of snowy hills, tall buildings and catfish.

Rarely do I waste my time taking pictures of human flesh anymore. I'd rather take a picture of an abandoned Sugar factory. Maybe in a couple of years the factory will mysteriously reopen amd be run by a bunch of Umpa Lumpa's. That would be sweet.


This used to be a sanitarium. While the tour guide was giving the history and the background information about this place I was seriously wondering if people fish off the rocks, how deep the water is, and what kind of fish are caught in East River and the Hudson. Every other town in America has an abandon nut house! I'm more interested in what's going on under the river.

I think that's about it for now. Make sure to check out Saturday Night Live this weekend. Peyton Manning is hosting. He should be able to carry that dreadful show.

28 comments:

karma lennon said...

Awesome pictures. :)

RockDog said...

Dude! Cool pic of the sanitarium! Very spooky even in the daylight!

SNL is still on the air??? Wow! I heard it died when Eddie Murphy left...

Have a good weekend, Captain!

Heidi the Hick said...

I know what you mean about the camera. My 12 year old daughter is quite a photographer now, and I can convince her to delete the ones that just aren't quite...um...good. Then with only the good ones left she thinks she's awesome! Actually she does have a good eye. And we have an iPhoto book full of weird pictures.

What if they reopen the abandoned nut house and staff it with oompa loompas? That would be cool!

You need to talk to our friend Biddie about anbandoned nut houses, seriously!

etain_lavena said...

Wowi....umpa Lumpas....how I love that word.....and I love your pics....kewl....:)

Lady K said...

Sweet pics! I REMEMBER Domino sugar! I'd much rather photograph clouds & objects than people. Well, MOST people. Looks like you had an AWESOME trip. When are they re-opening that sanitarium? I'd like to reserve a padded room.

furiousBall said...

the sanitarium shot is awesome. why do i like the look of things decaying in other towns than my own?

Jay said...

I got my digital camera about a year ago. I love it. I do kinda miss all those pics of my finger though.

Cool sanitarium. Do they give night tours in that place? That would be freaky.

Metal Mark said...

Good pictures.

Aunt Jackie said...

Man that Sanitarium building is totally creeeeepy!!! Pretty cool stuff Corky!!! Hey you have a great weekend.

Sunshine said...

Obviously, I figured out a long time ago that you spell like ass, but I love you anyway.
However, a spelling atrocity has occured here that would have Roald Dahl spinning in his grave:
Oompa-Loompa

And my work here is done...now, I shall leave your blog to go cure heart disease.

Good day sir!

Alicia said...

Peyton Manning, huh?
Hmmm. I usually watch Mad TV, but I'll make an exception this week.

Tod said...

Great photos Corky. Digital photography is so cool and one of the best new technolgies ever. It's even better than Playstation2!

Biddie said...

Love the photos. The only camera that I use these days is my cell phone. Can't figure out the new technology.
I did spend time at an old asylum. Ok, wait, I was a 'guest' at the puzzle palace, but Hubby and I also spent time at an abandoned one a few years back. Scary shit.

Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink said...

nothing like a good photo of a catfish....

The Lone Beader said...

The nut house is freaky looking...

HoosierGirl5 said...

Stop by when you can to see MY boy!
J.

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Cheryl said...

I think the Domino factory is going to turn condo. Everything else in Baltimore seems to be heading that way. The sanitarium picture is awesome!

Alicia said...

Nice...
Make sure you take pictures of the baby though...
I suppose if you're into deteriorated objects you could take a picture of his poopy diaper.

James Burnett said...

Cool pics, Captain. I really dig that sanitorium shot. I can tell you though, the kind of fish they catch in the East River are the kind no healthy person wants to eat.

etain_lavena said...

Enjoy the week Capitan:)

Pixie said...

Great pictures.

Yasamin said...

not every city. only the ones on the east coast. and that place looks frightening.

and peyton is on youtube!! i love the one where he dances!!! and the freaking united way commercial that was freakin hilarious!!! hahahahaa ...

why hasnt this place been updated since thursday?

Michael C said...

Great pics! Digital photography is great. How else could I afford to take 79 pictures of Shamu this weekend where none of them were in focus!

Big Pissy said...

Whoa! that sanitarium looks creep-y!

Great photos!

eric said...

didn't see SNL but did see a youtube clip of his untited way commercial.

hilarious.

kat said...

Love the pictures. New York, she's so pretty, you don't need people in the pictures. I don't know what's under the river myself. Some scketchy shit one would imagine.

Apertome said...

That sanitarium looks awesome. I wish we had some of those around here (Indiana). I also like photographing abandoned things, but around here, it's barns, diners, the occasional industrial building, etc.