Raised by a bear who in turn was raised by an alcoholic Russian, I had an interesting childhood which makes it sometimes difficult to relate to humans who were raised by humans. I like a myriad of things which, when put together, no one else likes. This is the place where I try to explain myself in words. It may not work. I do not apologize.
And, my advice to you: take your friends to parties, but don't let parties take your friends.

 

ianference:

So what happens when there’s a tiny hole in the roof of an insane asylum right above a patient’s bedframe?  By the end of wintertime, pretty much this.  Sadly, a month after this photograph was taken in 2008, the wards of Worcester State Hospital - which housed this room - were bulldozed.


I love this photo.

ianference:

So what happens when there’s a tiny hole in the roof of an insane asylum right above a patient’s bedframe?  By the end of wintertime, pretty much this.  Sadly, a month after this photograph was taken in 2008, the wards of Worcester State Hospital - which housed this room - were bulldozed.

I love this photo.

humansofnewyork:

Thanks to everyone who sent in pics of little humans with Little Humans. This one gave me the biggest smile…

This is such a happy picture!

humansofnewyork:

Thanks to everyone who sent in pics of little humans with Little Humans. This one gave me the biggest smile…

This is such a happy picture!

ianference:

Perhaps the grandest asylum ever built in America, Buffalo State Hospital contained many wonderful scenes.  Few are as recognizable as this patient bed, left on an open ward that was badly fire-damaged right before abandonment and thus simply vacated rather than being cleaned up.  The sprinkler system kicked on, causing the soot from the burning doorframe (set alight by a patient) to run down the walls in intriguing patterns.  I’m currently writing a book (with well over a hundred color photographs) on this asylum; if you can’t wait for late 2014, you can get a taste in an old photoessay I wrote back in 2008.
Unlimited-edition print available here; contact me for limited-editions.

I can’t wait for your book!!!

ianference:

Perhaps the grandest asylum ever built in America, Buffalo State Hospital contained many wonderful scenes.  Few are as recognizable as this patient bed, left on an open ward that was badly fire-damaged right before abandonment and thus simply vacated rather than being cleaned up.  The sprinkler system kicked on, causing the soot from the burning doorframe (set alight by a patient) to run down the walls in intriguing patterns.  I’m currently writing a book (with well over a hundred color photographs) on this asylum; if you can’t wait for late 2014, you can get a taste in an old photoessay I wrote back in 2008.

Unlimited-edition print available here; contact me for limited-editions.

I can’t wait for your book!!!