Capturing the Abandoned

Capturing the Abandoned

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By Lex Nichols & Vince Gearhart
A Foray into the World of Rural and Urban Abandoned Exploration!
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EP-9 Capturing The Abandoned With Miss Jill
Show Notes EP-9 Capturing the Abandoned With Miss Jill We are truly honored to feature and interview Miss Jill of @alluring_epiphany She was born and raised in Historic Roebling New Jersey where she still calls home. Jill has a wonderful sense of humor and a keen eye for the unusual which she shows us via her beautiful images on instagram. She is an Electrical Designer by day and a Hub operator by night. Jill is an artist as well, where she draws in prismacolor pencils and most of her artwork is either for her home or her family. You can tell that being a Moderator for her Hub is her real passion and one she along with her other moderators do a most excellent job of curating the abandoned on the @urbex_utopia Hub In this episode we ask our guest Miss Jill our usual questions along with a few others. A little background and 411 How did you get into this type of photography? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot? What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? Best place? What is your favorite story you like to share from your adventures? Best Shot & Why? Talk about Hubs and Moderators Do you have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? Shout Outs!  - @kevin1169 @imagosensus @yetirydr_fx @lostplacesphotos @carlibra_fx @cate2113_fx @detroitunseen @jill_koop @sunmadcat Mentioned: Software/Apps - Snapseed, Handyphoto, Enlight and Quickshot Upcoming Interviews -  Gina from @ruralrevivals, Kelly from @theforgottensouth, and Jeremy of @inthebluffs & More to Come! Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, anchor, and more. You can follow for FREE, no charge, nada, zip! Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ If you are a new or old listener we would love to hear from you. Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com Check Out More Abandoned Programming Visit the Colorado Abandoned Website at: https://coloradoabandoned.com/ Give us a follow on the Colorado Abandoned FB Page at: https://www.facebook.com/coloabandoned/ Enjoy the Music of Lex Nichols - https://lexnichols.com/home Fun times, exciting Guests and Abandoned Content are up ahead! Stay Tuned! And Until next time, be safe out there!
53:17
September 5, 2019
EP-8 Capturing The Abandoned With Amy Messmore
EP-8 Capturing the Abandoned With Messmore We are honored to have Amy Messmore from Peoria Illinois with us on this episode of Capturing the Abandoned. Amy currently works as a steamfitter (think pipefitter) and her instagram handle is @ticondog In this episode we ask our guest Amy Messmore our usual questions along with a few others.  A little background and 411 How did you get into this type of photography? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?  What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? Best place? What is your favorite story you like to share from your adventures? Best Shot & Why? Talk about Hubs and Moderators Do you have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? Shout Outs!  @backroad_visions @pattiecakes1212 - Adam @adamkmyers - Michael @tuckmikey • @fx_hdr Mary @momfrantz_fx • @everything_transport Sheri @skydragonfotomaine - Rick @twowhls4me • @raw_abandoned - Fred @broad_brook • @abandonedafterdark - Jon @n0wherreman • @ipulledoverforthis Sally @sallycooperphotography • Dave @Yetirydr_fx • Teri @terithelibrarian • Brian @bmf136 • Milcah @journey.05-Milcah •  Lyn @justlinz-Lyn • Justin @justindanielnungesser • Francesca @sierrawinds • Marla @marlymack • Jackson @jacksonfaulknernet • Shannon @shannon.e.photographe • Jiayin @Myintermezzi • Jane @asisteredliving • Janet @jmarchb • Amy @zaedah.urbex • Kelly #kellycarverphotography Mentioned: Software/Apps - Snapseed - TouchRetouch - Darkroom Photo Editor- Reflect mirror camera (IOS Apps) Upcoming Interviews - Jill of @alluring_epiphany & her hub @urbex_utopia, Gina from @ruralrevivals, Kelly from @theforgottensouth, and Jeremy of @inthebluffs & More to Come! Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, anchor, and more. You can follow for FREE, no charge, nada, zip!  Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/  If you are a new or old listener we would love to hear from you. Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com 
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August 9, 2019
EP-7 Capturing The Abandoned With Kyle Wilson
EP-7 Capturing the Abandoned With Kyle Wilson We are honored to have Kyle Wilson from Selma North Carolina of Left Behind Photography with us on this episode of Capturing the Abandoned. He worked in the IT industry for a while and is now a full time artist and does between 35 to 40 shows a year, all up and down the east coast - Kyle is a big proponent of the HDR imaging process. His instagram handle is @leftbehindphotography  In this episode we ask our guest Kyle Wilson our usual questions along with a few others.  A little background and 411 How did you get into this type of photography? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?  What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? Best Shot & Why? Talk about some of your art shows and exhibitions  Upcoming plans, (books, shows, photo excursions, etc.)?  A book is in the works!  Do you have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? Veronica Price - business partner and girlfriend @treyratcliff - Trey, @zaedah.urbex - "Zaedah", @cyndee_urbex - Cyndee, @barnaddict - Julie, @ashleymortenson - Ashley and a big shout out to all of the hubs that feature Kyle’s images How can people get in touch with you? - DM at IG @leftbehindphotography or visit his website at https://leftbehind.zenfolio.com/ Mentioned: Stuck in Customs – Trey Ratcliff's Travel Photography blog -  https://stuckincustoms.com/ Bando Fest 2020 out on the High Plains of Southeast Colorado - In the works! Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, anchor, and more. You can subscribe for FREE, no charge, nada, zip!  Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/262763911285835/  If you are a new or old listener we would love to hear from you. Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com  Fun times, exciting Guests and Abandoned Content are up ahead! So Please Stay Tuned! And Until next time, be safe out there!
48:51
July 20, 2019
EP-6 Capturing the Abandoned With Laura S
EP-6 Capturing the Abandoned With Laura S. In this episode we are honored to interview Laura S. who currently resides in north central North Carolina.  Adversity has not been a stranger to this lady.. She has survived divorce, depression, cancer and the loss of an estranged family member to PTSD. But Laura has a healing passion for capturing the abandoned and for getting behind the pictures she takes to discover the people who once occupied these homes of her visits.  She also has a great amount of appreciation and respect for our veterans and that fact comes out several times during our interview with her.  We cover all of this and much more in this show.  In this episode we ask our guest Laura S. our usual questions along with a few others.  A little background and 411 How did you get into this type of photography? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?  What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? Best place(s) you have been to? Worst place(s) you have been to? Best Shot & Why? Talk about some of your art shows and exhibitions  Upcoming plans, (books, shows, photo excursions, etc.)?    Do you have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? - Scott (@abandonia) Taylor (@explorewithtaylor),  Mike (@mike.will),Francesca (@sierra_winds), Kelly (@theforgottensouth), and Lana (@southern_ruins)  How can people get in touch with you? DM at IG @abandonednorthcarolina Website/Blog - https://www.abandonednorthcarolina.com/ Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, anchor, and more. You can follow for FREE, no charge, nada, zip!  Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/  If you are a new or old listener we would love to hear from you. Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com  Check Out More Abandoned Programming Visit the Colorado Abandoned Website at: https://coloradoabandoned.com/ Give us a follow on the Colorado Abandoned FB Page at: https://www.facebook.com/coloabandoned/ The Colorado Abandoned Book is now available for pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Abandoned-Capturing-Beauty-Forgotten/dp/1634991419/ Enjoy the Music of Lex Nichols - https://lexnichols.com/home Fun times, exciting Guests and Abandoned Content are up ahead! Please Stay Tuned! And Until next time, be safe out there!
58:14
June 28, 2019
EP-5 Capturing The Abandoned With Jill Koop
EP-5 Capturing the Abandoned With Jill Koop In this episode, we have by request - several of them, the esteemed honor and pleasure to have Miss Jill Koop, a fellow abandoned explorer and our first International guest on the show with us.  Hello Jill and welcome to the show! In this episode we ask our guest Jill our usual questions along with a few others.  A little background and 411 How did you get into this type of photography? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?  What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? Best place(s) you have been to? Worst place or shadiest places you have been to? Best Shot & Why?  Do you have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? @metal_firecracker - @hakken_krak @bybrittm @penrihenri @bhelenscott @andre.brandt @huubvandenhengel @shinndierock @laurelle_june  @cowtownchad @prairieeyes @theshiveringwalls @twocrowspictures @josepmarianogueras @yetirydr_fx @carlv12 @prairie_rubbish @thegreatcapturer @squashyhead @kevin_blake_photography @four_one_two @the_taos_cat @ruralrevivals @christopher_lawless @jays.exploring @thetrochilidae @the_mechanic_777 @candyk2013 @dark_image_design @rob.hann @_littlebigsky @kelijohn74 @johnplashalphoto @throughjslens @alienelina @roadsidepeek @jennspix @mike.wil @bradywblake @apeflavored @sandya54 @tonyhirtz  @timhagley @ryanwunch77 @def_21 @j_piepkorn65 @alluring_epiphany @flyinganchovy @cre8ivenomad @daisygraves @marvellousroots @this.is.andrea.photography @edraderphotography @markjinksphoto @_bozlo_ @chris_attrell  @by_the_auer @gravewurms @rick.mcfarland How can people get in touch with you? DM at IG @jill_koop https://www.instagram.com/jill_koop  Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, anchor, and more. You can subscribe for FREE, no charge, nada, zip!  Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/  If you are a new or old listener we would love to hear from you. Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com  Fun times, exciting Guests and Abandoned Content are up ahead! So Please Stay Tuned! And Until next time, be safe out there!
46:20
June 3, 2019
EP-4 Capturing The Abandoned With Francesca Catalini
EP-4 Capturing the Abandoned With Francesca Catalini In this episode, we have the esteemed honor and pleasure to have Francesca Catalini, a fellow abandoned explorer on the show with us. She finds beauty in the abandoned and is drawn to the places she captures and stories they hold. Her instagram handle is @sierra_winds. In this episode we ask our guest Francesca Catalini our usual questions along with a few others.  A little background and 411 How did you get into this type of photography? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?  What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? Best place(s) you have been to? Worst place(s) you have been to? Best Shot & Why? Talk about some of your art shows and exhibitions  Upcoming plans, (books, shows, photo excursions, etc.)?    Do you have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? @jacksonfaulkernet @jill_koop @abandonednorthcarolina @ticondog and Mike and RJ Wolfe from American Pickers - http://www.antiquearchaeology.com/ How can people get in touch with you? DM at IG @sierra_winds https://www.instagram.com/sierra_winds/ Check out the mentioned article from the Two Lane Blog - http://www.antiquearchaeology.com/blog/abandoned-kansas-preserving-the-stories-of-small-town-america/ Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, anchor, and more. You can subscribe for FREE, no charge, nada, zip!  Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/  If you are a new or old listener we would love to hear from you. Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com  Check Out More Abandoned Programming Visit the Colorado Abandoned Website at: https://coloradoabandoned.com/ Give us a follow on the Colorado Abandoned FB Page at: https://www.facebook.com/coloabandoned/ The Colorado Abandoned Book is now available for pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Abandoned-Capturing-Beauty-Forgotten/dp/1634991419/ Enjoy the Music of Lex Nichols - https://lexnichols.com/home Fun times, exciting Guests and Abandoned Content are up ahead! So Please Stay Tuned! And Until next time, be safe out there! #podcoin podcoin @podcoin
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May 10, 2019
EP-3 Capturing the Abandoned With Cyndie Smith
EP-3 Capturing the Abandoned With Cyndie Smith In this episode we have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Cyndie Conner Smith - @cyndie.smith & @technigrime on Instagram. We ask Cyndie our usual questions along with a few others.  - A little background and 411 - Where are you located?   - How did you get into this type of photography? - What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot? - What equipment do you use? - What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? - How long have you been doing this? - What is the shadiest place you have been? - What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? - Best place(s) you have been to? - Worst place(s) you have been to? - Best Shot & Why? - Talk about some of your art shows and exhibitions - Upcoming plans, (shows, photo excursions, etc.) that you might have coming up?   - Do you have a couple of people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? @Colorado Abandoned @mikewil @cynvaughn @jmarchb @cyndee-urbex @johnplashalphoto @jacksonfaulkernet @richkern @amoungtheruin @photogirltrudy @backroad_visions @pattiecakes1212 @adamkmyers @rustlord @brerey5398 -How can people can get in touch with you - best way - On Instagram - IG @cyndie.smith or @technigrime  or by email at technigrime@gmail.com. +Follow our Podcast You should be able to find this podcast wherever podcasts are served, including – Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast, and more. You can subscribe for FREE, no charge, nada, zip!  +Visit and Like our Capturing the Abandoned Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/ And Please visit and sign up for our Facebook Group - Capturing the Abandoned-International at: https://www.facebook.com/capturingtheabandoned/  +If you are a new listener to Capturing the Abandoned, we would love to hear from you.  Please email us at capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com  +Check Out More Capturing The Abandoned Programming Visit the Colorado Abandoned Website at: https://coloradoabandoned.com/ Give us a follow on the Colorado Abandoned FB Page at: https://www.facebook.com/coloabandoned/ +The music beds used in our Podcasts are done by Lex Nichols  https://lexnichols.com/ - You can find his music on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify and several other places. "Moving South" is the one we are using for this episode. +Fun times, exciting Guests and Abandoned Content are up ahead! So Please Stay Tuned! And Until next time, be safe out there! podcoin   
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April 18, 2019
EP-2 Capturing The Abandoned with Vincent David Johnson of Lost Americana
Capturing the Abandoned Episode 2 An Interview with Vincent David Johnson of Lost Americana Music Bed (Just Traveling) by Lex Nichols of Sand Creek Records - visit his website at https://lexnichols.com/ Welcome to Capturing the Abandoned, A foray into the world of rural and urban abandoned exploration! Hello my name is Vincent Gearhart and along with my co-host Lex Nichols, I would like to welcome you to Episode 2 of Capturing the Abandoned.      This podcast is for and about rural and urban abandoned explorers and you can find our Instagram feed at Capturing the Abandoned - @capturingtheabandoned - and on our Facebook Page by the same name.  In this episode, we have an entertaining extended interview with our talented guest so we're just going to jump right into it.  We are very excited to have an opportunity to interview Vincent David Johnson, a professional freelance photographer from Chicago and a fellow abandoned explorer that we have been following on Instagram for quite some time now.  Vincent's pet project is called Lost Americana, and the following statement from his website pretty much sums up his mission -  Lost Americana isn't about saving old buildings, or preserving a way of life.. It's about what happens when 30 million people leave. And the ruins they leave behind. Wow! That's Powerful! Vincent's First Post on Instagram as Lost Americana is a picture of a once beautiful old barn located in his home town of Joliet, IL.  This image was posted on July 1st, 2015 and after that first image kicked it off, he later Hit 10,000 followers in just a little over a year later on August 17, 2016 - He now has 13,400 plus followers. You can find Vincent's Lost Americana on Instagram, facebook and on the website as Lost Americana.  From his scope of work, It is very apparent that Vincent is a talented and passionate photographer, and a man on a mission.  And now, here is our interview with a fellow abandoned explorer, Mr. Vincent David Johnson! Interview Items we discuss in the interview A little background on Vincent and the Lost Americana Project. How did you get into this type of photography?  Where are you located? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?   What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? Best place(s) you have been to? Worst place(s) you have been to? Best Shot & Why? Talk about some your art shows and exhibitions Your website & Etc. Do you have a couple of people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? His Illinois Peeps 1. @Ruralrevivals - Gina 2. @wjalber - WJ Alber 3. @ticondog - Amy 4. @scottstrazzante & @scottstrazzanterectangles - Scott Strazzante And David Plowden - https://www.davidplowden.com/ gain, Thank You Vincent for being our guest on this, our second Capturing the Abandoned podcast.  Be sure to visit Vincent's website at http://lostamericana.com  and sign up for his newsletter.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lostamericana/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LostAmericana
59:45
April 3, 2019
EP-1 Capturing The Abandoned With Jackson Faulkner
Capturing the Abandoned Episode 1 An Interview with Jackson Faulkner Intro Welcome to Capturing the Abandoned, A foray into the world of Rural and Urban Abandoned Exploration! Hello my name is Vincent Gearhart and I want to welcome you to the first real episode of Capturing the Abandoned. Yes, this is Episode One!  As mentioned in the introductory episode, this show in an extension of Colorado Abandoned, an art project, that was created by Lex Nichols and myself to explore, document and share our unique interpretation of rural and urban abandonment in Colorado through our photography.  To Learn more about Colorado Abandoned, please visit the website at coloroadoabandoned.com. With this show, we want to move beyond the confines of Colorado and expand the scope of rural and urban exploration to cover the United States and beyond, basically anywhere in the world where there are explorers that have a similar mindset as ours. We are excited to kick off episode one with an interview with Jackson Faulkner, a fellow photographer, artist, and explorer that we have been following on Instagram for some time now.  Jackson's images are loaded with vivid colors, extreme textures, and fresh, interesting perspectives. He is a very prolific poster to Instagram . First post on Instagram was on Feb 15th 2016 - what a treat it was to travel through the history of his gallery to find his first post.  There will be Links in the show notes to his website and Instagram gallery The Interview Is Here Items we discussed in the interview A little background on Jackson How did you get into this type of photography?  Where are you located? What is your favorite subject(s) to shoot?   What equipment do you use? What is your favorite utility, software, or photo editing trick? How long have you been doing this? What is the shadiest place you have been? What is your favorite story you like to tell from your adventures? Best place(s) you have been to? Worst place(s) you have been to? Best Shot & Why? Talk about some your art shows and exhibitions Your Calendar - your website Etc. Do you have a couple of people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? 1. @ticondog -  Amy 2. @jill_Koop - Jill 3. @sierra_winds - Francesca 4. @inspadesmag - Sergio 5. @revenantsage - Adam 6. And a big shout out to all of the hubs that feature Jackson How can people can get in touch with you - best way - several ways? Jackson's Website: www.roadsidereflections.com Jackson on Instagram @jacksonfaulknernet Upcoming plans, (shows, photo excursions, etc.) that you might have coming up? Outro Well, It looks like we've reached the end of this episode of Capturing the Abandoned and we sure hope you enjoyed our conversation with Mr. Faulkner as much as we did doing it.  It was certainly a treat to have him on here to help us kick off our first Episode.  And here is Just a little bit of  maintenance info to finish this thing up -  Just as a heads up, we would like to give you fare warning that we will be experimenting with different interview approaches, and methods, along with different recording devices, microphones and software so please bare with us while we try to fine tune this podcast so we can make it a better experience for you, our guests. We want to Thank you for your understanding
47:21
February 17, 2019
Capturing the Abandoned - Intro
Welcome to Capturing the Abandoned, A foray into the world of rural and urban exploration! Hello my name is Vincent Gearhart and I want to welcome you to our introductory show of Capturing the Abandoned.  Here is a quick look at what this show will be about. This show in an extension of Colorado Abandoned, a visual art project that was created by my good friend Lex Nichols and myself to explore, document and share our unique interpretation of rural and urban abandonment in Colorado through our photography and video projects.  With this show, we want move beyond the confines of Colorado and expand the scope of rural and urban exploration to cover the United States and beyond, basically anywhere else in the world where there are explorers that have a similar mindset as ours. Email us at: capturingtheabandoned@gmail.com Visit capturingtheabandoned.com for more info.
02:12
January 29, 2019
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