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EP-17 Capturing the Abandoned Miss Vivian MacKenzie

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What a Treat! In this episode of Capturing the Abandoned, Lex and Vincent had the honor and pleasure to interview Miss Vivian MacKenzie from Russell, Manitoba Canada. @vivian_lee_mackenzieVivian grew up on the Manitoba Prairies where she has always had an appreciation for the backroads and open fields because that is where you could find her playing. She finds repurposing old things always comes  naturally to her, whether it was something found or something she bought at a thrift store.As stated in her bio, Vivian’s photography is as much about her as an artist, mother, friend and human being as it is about her telling a story about the forgotten, lost, and abandoned. She continues to find herself over and over, as she travels the backroads, never knowing what she will find, but always knowing there is a story to tell.We ask Miss Vivian our usual questions along with a few others.Do You have a few people to mention for a shout out? - Jeff Varnaus @jeff_varnaus, Steve @calmamidchaos, T…

Episode 16 of Capturing the Abandoned with Martin Hogan

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Lex and Vincent had the pleasure of interviewing Martin Hogan of Grand Rapids Michigan. Martin’s passion for the abandoned photography started way back when traveling the backroads of Michigan in his youth with his mother and while riding in the school bus to and from school. 

Martin currently shoots with a Canon 5D and uses a couple of prime lenses and is an avid and proficient user of Adobe Lightroom and photoshop. Martin has amassed an enormous collection of amazing images over the years over on Flickr - the link is down below to his site there. Martin’s handle on instagram is @niquitaspirit whose name comes from his first two dogs Niquita and Spirit.
We ask Martin our usual questions along with a few others.Do You have a few people to mention for a shout out? - @fistfulofpowder @samasyava @jill_koop @sierra_winds @history_rambler @kirkbride.girl @ruralrevivals @_bozlo_ @exploring_the_void @rcj82 @teleglamsam & @rnld.jansen
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Martin’s Flickr Feed - https://www.flickr.com/p…

Scenes From Out South

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Out on a recent tour of the southeastern fringes of Prowers County in Colorado.
Here is a small collection of photos taken while out on a drive-about in Prowers county, Colorado.








Episode 15 of Capturing the Abandoned with Vincent St. Xavier

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In this episode of Capturing the Abandoned, we have the honor to chat with Vincent St. Xavier, a medical courier out of Castle Rock, Colorado. With his job he has ample opportunities to travel the backroads over a large area of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas. On his travels he discovers and documents an amazing amount of abandoned locations and shares them on instagram and Facebook. Vincent taps into his past experience in digital advertising, marketing, public relations, along with print and web publishing, and graphic design to bring out the best in his photographic portfolio. Vincent is Married with 3 children and is currently an empty nester. He very much enjoys the abandoned and is an awesome supporter and contributor to the bando community.   In this episode, we have the extreme pleasure to interview Vincent St. Xavier who is vincentthome on instagram.  We ask Vincent our usual questions along with a few others. Do You have a few people (Instagram photographers, art i…

Colorado Abandoned Newsletter V17 Now Out-In-The-Wild

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Here is Version 17 of our randomly published Art Newsletter. It is now available to view.

Click the following Link to check it out!

Colorado Abandoned Newsletter V17

We cover our book, the podcast and some of the places where you can find our content.

Give it a read and please subscribe!

Lex & Vincent

Episode 14 of Capturing the Abandoned with Ruin Road

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In this episode, we have the extreme pleasure to interview James Peterman and Kyle Brook of Ruin Road fame on instagram. In this episode, we are honored to have with us Kyle Brooky and Jimmy Peterman, and together they are Ruin Road.
This duo, each specialises in his own talents, Kyle mostly doing the pictures and works on book publishing, while James is the guy behind the video and their extensive YouTube video portfolio. Together, They have produced 5 books thus far, with the latest one titled, Abandoned Flint, which will be released soon. As with all our guests, Lex and I very much enjoyed our time with these guys and we hope that you will enjoy them as well.
We ask these guys our usual questions along with a few others.
Do You have a few people (Instagram photographers, art influences, etc.) to mention for a shout out? Emily Anderson - @dilapidatedstateofmind, Christian VanAntwerpen - @christianv1978 & Derek Farnquist - @derek.farnquist.tsg
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Welcome to the New Colorado Abandoned Website!

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Welcome to Colorado Abandoned!
We are just two photographers exploring and capturing the essence and natural beauty of the "Abandoned" in Colorado. Preserving through photographs for future generations, this is Colorado Abandoned!

And this is our adventure!