Posts Tagged ‘Memories’

About 3 to 3 1/2 years ago I took a photo of this little girl and her big cousin. At the time I think she was about 8 to 12 months. It was actually her first summer during the time.


During that time I was just learning my camera, I was still trying to figure out what’s what on my camera. Luckily I got this one right. Now fast forward 3 to 4 years and look who’s all grown up!! I was so shocked to see her. Now she’s talking and everything. She has such a big personality to be so small. And now she has officially turned me old.

Meet Poody




Sorry I didn’t give you a description for this series but my internet was acting up. In this series of photos Willma took me on a tour of her old home which was across from the one they lived in now. When I walked in I loved everything about it. It gave me a real 70’s feel and I felt like I was somewhere where I knew the walls wish they could talk. I knew it had stories, memories, and I found out political history. So, of course, let’s see if my camera help give you what I was seeing from my perspective.


I think I never truly explained my premise behind the Burn/Abandoned Memories series I have been posting lately. Well as I go to work or run errands around Irvington and Newark New Jersey, I’ve noticed these burned or abandoned houses/buildings. I think it sparked my interest because I can remember the first time I seen my old house, which I spent majority of my childhood, boarded up. It hit me hard as a Tyson punch to know that generations grew in this now disregarded home. I feel like we(my family) craved pieces of ourselves in those walls, on those floors, on those steps. At one point it was an image of love, an image of warmth, care, and just….LIFE! I wonder how the people who lived in these homes felt to find out that a part of their lives is destroyed or taken from them. I think we tend to take what we have for granite all the time…UNTIL…it’s taken from us. I was shocked to see so many of these burned/abandon homes in the middle of residential neighborhoods. It gave me this feeling that the main reason they were still up was to show the other homes that this can happen to you.

I hope you enjoy this series because this is exactly how I feel about memories that have been abandon or burned. 

Abandoned Memories

Posted: December 30, 2011 in Q.Whitening Photos
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