North Nashville Bus Stop

North Nashville Bus Stop

I quickly shot this pic while at the stoplight and got the hell out of there!

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Shawn Mullins at 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, Tn – Review

Shawn Mullins at 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, Tn - Review

What an amazing voice! Shawn Mullins voice sounds the same singing into an sm-58 at 3rd and Lindsley as it does on his albums… perfect! He has one of the purest rock voices I’ve ever heard. It was surprising to see him without Clay Cook, Clay plays most shows with Shawn as I understood it, but this turned out to be a special treat. Shawn is truly a professional and captivated the entire venue. Everyone in the place got to know him and the songs a little better. I just can’t get over how good his voice sounded!

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Mattoon, IL – A Darker Persepective

Mattoon, IL - A Darker Persepective

Not indicative of the town itself, here are some of the eye sores (and a few that don’t hurt) in Mattoon, IL. Taken on Easter Sunday Morning.

The BBQ Hut - Mattoon, IL

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Les Claypool at City Hall – Nashville

Les Claypool at City Hall - Nashville

The Les Claypool show in Nashville was amazing! The man is a genius. He makes playing the bass look effortless. They made us turn the cameras off right before the costumes came out, but I managed to get a few shots. He changed into a few different masks throughout the rest of the night. The monkey mask scared my girlfriend a little bit. That was when he came out during the percussion solo and played this crazy stick with a bass string on it with some sort of whammy bar up top… anyway, it’s the instrument he used on the south park song, one of his own creations. Kinda creepy the way he burst onto the stage during the percussion solos and busted out this freaky instrument in a monkey mask. Awesome, nonetheless!!!

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Percy Priest Lake – Lovers Sitting on the Rocks

Percy Priest Lake - Nashville,  TN

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Drinkin Beer Around a Fire

Drinkin Beer Around a Fire

Found behind a Nashville abandoned house. Kodak bw400cn.

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Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn – Nashville, TN

Tim O'Brien at the Station Inn - Nashville, TN

Tim O’brien playing his nugget a-style mandolin at the Station Inn… Early 2008. kodak bw400cn pushed 2 stops courtesy Chromatics in Nashville.

Tim was in classic form for this show…. as if I’ve ever seen a bad performance. He played all the usual instruments, even played Bryan’s martin guitar a few times. It was a special treat to see not only Bryan Sutton in the band, but Darrell Scott as well… Awesome!!!

Casey Driessen, Kenny Malone, and Dennis Crouch were spectacular as always. Casey is simply one of the most unique fiddle players in the world. His grammy nominated solo debut on Sugar Hill is amazing, btw. You should buy it!

Tim invited a special friend he met in Japan to sing and play a few songs as a duet, as well as with the full band before the night was over. This guy, I wish I remembered his name, was extremely nervous but sounded great. Everyone really enjoyed the unique style he brought to the station.

All in all, Tim put on another wonderful show!

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Kodak HIE – Overlooking Brown’s Creek

Kodak HIE - Overlooking Brown's Creek

The creek behind Creative Caffeine, a Nashville recording studio located in Berry Hill. Taken on Kodak HIE Infrared film… I managed to snag a few rolls before they were no where to be found!!!

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Abandoned Car – Lincoln Continental – bw400cn – Rural West TN

Abandoned Car - Lincoln Continental - bw400cn - Rural West TN

bw400cn… Lincoln Continental found in an old shed in West Tennessee.

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Old Truck in an Older Barn

Old Truck in an Older Barn

Cool barn somewhere in West Tennessee. Taken on Kodak bw400cn.

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Infrared Recording Console – Kodak HIE

Kodak HIE - Recording Console - Infrared Creative Caffeine

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Rural West Tennessee BW400CN Adventure

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West Tennessee: Abandoned and Forgotten

West Tennessee:  Abandoned and Forgotten

Same house as previous post… slightly different perspective. Black and white seemed very natural for this picture… kodak portra 400vc converted to black and white.

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Matlock Cemetery est. 1826

Matlock Cemetery est. 1826

Old Matlock family cemetery in Benton County, TN… near Jackson and I40.

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Tree Alive and Walking – Anthropomorphism

Tree Alive and Walking - Anthropomorphism

Taken at Percy Warner Park, West Nashville, in the fall of 2007. Shot on Fuji Superia 200 converted to black and white.

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Waterworks Intake Tower

Waterworks Intake Tower

Waterworks Intake Tower… taken from the general jackson steamboat in Nashville, TN. Located on Cumberland River. Shot on Fuji Superia 800 converted to black and white.

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Ashmore Estates – Ashmore, IL

Ashmore Estates - Ashmore, IL

Old abandoned mental hospital in central IL. History of being very haunted. www.ashmoreestates.net for more information. Taken on a Holga with Ilford Delta 400 and a red 25 filter held over the lens.

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Abandoned Insane Asylum – Ashmore Estates – Rural Central Illinois

Abandoned Insane Asylum - Ashmore Estates - Rural Central Illinois

And another shot of this beautiful place!  Red 25 filter.

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Ashmore Estates – Abandoned Insane Asylum in Central Illinois – Holga

Ashmore Estates - Abandoned Insane Asylum in Central Illinois - Holga

Love the holga on stuff like this!

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Ashmore Estates – Abandoned Mental Hospital – Insane Asylum

Ashmore Estates - Abandoned Mental Hospital - Insane Asylum
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