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A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine
So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You’re free at last.

- written by Charlie Daniels, en route to the funeral for his friend, Ronnie Van Zant of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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all rights reserved. photo taken at teton state hospital.
more of my work is available at www.abandonedamerica.org

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abandoned, abyss, architecture, asylum, broken, chair, collapse, dark, darkness, death, decay, exploration, hospital, ivy, neglect, overgrown, photoshop, pit, release, rot, ruins, rust, sadness, sorrow, state, urban, window

Comments

  • Caren
    Carenover 6 years ago

    WOW.

  • Dave  Miller
    Dave Millerover 6 years ago

    love this, great light & comp. – the chair seems so strong – excellent work

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 6 years ago

    excellent- lighting is briiliant

  • basia
    basiaover 6 years ago

    Good as a composition…

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 6 years ago

    wow! love the writing and art together they complement each other perfectly! seeing them togehter adds to the art. , and this piece stands on it’s own! i might add

  • thank you for saying so. while i did not write the accompanying text in this instance i am very selective about what goes with a picture. it is important to me that the photo/text reflect each other in some way, and i hope that by doing so they add up to more than the sum of their parts. sometimes i think i succeed, sometimes not, but it’s interesting to experiment either way :)

    – blackoutangel

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 6 years ago

    Nice, I could see this as a nice painting also!

  • Jennifer Vickers
    Jennifer Vickersover 6 years ago

    Great words to a fantastic image. Love how nature is ocming to claim this old place.

  • Tambala
    Tambalaover 6 years ago

    Have just looked at your myspace slideshow. Amazing work, of which this is just one. Really powerful images

  • thanks! i appreciate you taking time to check that out. my myspace account generally gets things first, but my website is much more comprehensive. that slideshow feature on myspace is pretty cool, though :)

    – blackoutangel

  • Glenn-Patrick Ferguson
    Glenn-Patrick ...over 6 years ago

    I love this Matt.I know a pretty simple critique, but I just love it.

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 6 years ago

    Brilliantly composed…couldn’t stop looking at this one…so atmospheric, it tells a story…

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