Betties in a Broken Building

Breaking and entering? Trespassing?

No big deal.

My family may not be so keen on my love of urban exploring but there’s no way that’s stopping me and my latest photo adventure is no exception. Since moving to Philly almost two years ago I’ve had my eye on a huge abandoned structure in North Philly (arguably one of the worst neighborhoods in the city) but was always talked out of shooting it by my endearingly concerned family. That is, until Katie Bradford Osborne – a fellow Photo Betty! – approached me about a photo project she wanted to do and this building sounded like a PERFECT backdrop.

So, on a hot summer day two female photogs trekked into one of the most amazing shooting locations I have ever laid eyes on. Riddled with everything from charred bed-frames to broken light bulbs to age old paperwork including signed checks dated from the 90’s, thank you notes to doctors from the 80’s and files about disease control in the military from the 60’s – which Katie took home to read! Multiple floors of abandoned and neglected goodness complete with ridiculously incredible light paired with Katie’s sensational wardrobe and modeling talents; this is one of my favorite shoots to date.

With another shooting expedition already in the works you can expect to see more from this phenomenal space!

You can see more photos from this expedition on my fine art site. To view Katie’s pictures of me (yes, on the OTHER side of the camera!) click here 

Isabel - July 18, 2011 - 9:40 pm

LOVE them!

Amanda Young - July 24, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Alix, these are INCREDIBLE. I have no words. Seriously, amazing. Love the light, the space, the vibrancy. I’m completely obsessed with them!

Nicole - July 28, 2011 - 2:20 pm

OMG F***ING AMAZING!!!! Sorry for the swear word but that is the only word that could sum out how incredible these are.

Caitlin - February 17, 2012 - 10:25 pm

How did I miss these…..? Awesome!

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