better off without me by blackoutangel

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down and down and down i go
as i sink through the depths of the sea
there’s one thing left – it’s all i know:
you’re better off without me.

photo taken at haley boarding house

if you get a chance, my new book is available, please take a look at:

you can read about it there, but it has a lot of high quality prints of my work. and as always, please visit my site if you’d like to see more of my work. thanks and i hope you have a great holiday.


sorrow, hospital, exploration, collapse, disease, sanatarium, dark, ruins, rust, broken, urban, darkness, architecture, photoshop, door, death, sadness, stairs, decay, abandoned, rot, neglect


  • martinilogic
    martinilogicalmost 6 years ago

    very cool shot, I had to look again to realize that these were stairs……… Awesome picture

  • thanks, i could see where it’d be a little disorienting at first!

    – blackoutangel

  • navybrat
    navybratalmost 6 years ago

    excellent shot!

  • thank you!

    – blackoutangel

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, this is perhaps my favorite stairshot of all time. I had physical response to it…like being sucked down it. Pretty powerful, eh? Do hope descriptor is merely poetic. Cindy

  • thank you, my friend, i’m glad you like it. been a while since i looked at anything from this place, i’ll have to churn out some more!

    – blackoutangel

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 6 years ago

    very interesting angle on this one, disoreinting to say the least, great shot

  • thank you, Larry! down the staircase shots are fun.

    – blackoutangel

  • Charles McKean
    Charles McKeanalmost 6 years ago


  • thanks!

    – blackoutangel

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot, hope you didn’t risk life and limb getting this shot.

  • thanks, Eric. not a bit :)

    – blackoutangel

  • Daryl Gordon
    Daryl Gordonalmost 6 years ago

    took a while to work out what was going on here fantastic shot

  • thanks, Daryl

    – blackoutangel

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic shot,,,, well done

  • thanks!

    – blackoutangel

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    Magical image! Love the soft light, repeating patterns and that beautiful shadow.

  • thanks – it was a beautiful staircase. the rest of the building wasn’t very spectacular, but i loved this spot.

    – blackoutangel

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenover 5 years ago

    I previewed your book at blurb—looks really fantastic!!!

  • thank you, Kevin, that’s very kind of you to say. i am happy with it although i am looking forward to doing a second volume because i learned a lot from the first.

    – blackoutangel

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