Days like today I miss my photo-adventure friend, Jonathan.  It wasn’t unusual for us to just grab our gear and head out to find something, anything, to photograph.  A couple years back we ventured to the Atlanta Prison Farm and captured some great images.  Today I headed out to a couple locations identified by a Twitter acquaintance, but unfortunately neither location was accessible.  After a couple hours I decided to head back to the Atlanta Prison Farm, see what’s changed and see if my new camera and refined knowledge would be able to capture anything different.

The Photo-Adventure is a quest to find images that are not common, or if they are common, present them in ways that people would never expect to see.  For me, I have a great attraction to urban and rural decay.  To me, they represent the idea that no matter the innovation and ingenuity of man, nature will always triumph and take back what is rightfully due.  Urban decay, in particular, represents this as steel and concrete demonstrate their submission to the natural elements if left unkempt.

About the Atlanta Prison Farm: My original post from June 26, 2010 give some history of the location.  It’s current state hasn’t changed a whole lot.  There’s been substantial decay in the structure since the fire consumed most of the second level.  Also, the tagging has picked up the pace a great deal – and to my enjoyment they are using a whole lot more color and showing a great deal more talent.

While there I ran into a film crew preparing for an upcoming documentary.  I don’t know if the ‘Crime Scene’ tape was a prop or if something really tragic happened there, but it’s abundant throughout the building.

This was my second, and most likely last, visit to the Atlanta Prison Farm.  My first post and images from my visit with friend Jonathan were wildly popular and a number of people contacted me for copies of the images for their persona l use.  I hope you enjoy the new images from this latest visit.

As usual, I’m always scouting for new locations to photo, but these days it’s getting increasingly difficult to gain access to this type of location.  If you are aware of any and would like to share, please contact me.  I’m always up for a photo-adventure!

Just a note to those contacting me about their ‘prior life’ at the Atlanta Prison Farm, I just want to thank you for your individual stories and sharing what it was like at the farm while it was running.  I certainly invite any others looking to share their history at the farm to either comment below or to send me a private note.