I had the privilege of helping out pal Mike Olbinski at his workshop, recap of the night here. The workshop was great and Mike did a good job of leading the group through some of the basics of HDR photography and post processing workflow. I chimed in from time to time on workflow tips, but Mike was so thorough I mostly just sat there quietly and sipped on my Blue Moon. At the midpoint of the workshop, we went on a mini photowalk to capture some working images. At the tail end, and as we were hustling back to the Day Twelve space for pizza and ice cold adult beverages, I came across this house. It sits in the Roosevelt Historic District in downtown Phoenix. It also happens to be right next door to Day Twelve.
Although I hear the house is home to a few dozen cats or so, everything else about it screams “forgotten”. The sidewalk, the stairs, the porch with its rotten boards and even the rotting plywood covering what was once a beautiful entry all seem to be forgotten by their owner. It’s somewhat sad this house, which I sure at one time was fantastic, is in such a state of disrepair. I guess that’s what happens when you are part of “The Forgotten”.