MY FIRST BOOK
is an amalgamation of two of my great loves: urban exploration and the abandoned history of the Northern California Bay Area. It is a gathering of experiences at a number of historic places in the region, resulting from over ten years of visits with camera in hand.
I WAS APPROACHED
by Fonthill Media in March 2019, about writing a photography book that documents some of the abandoned sites of Northern California. It was an opportunity I simply could not pass up. I had been photographing these very places for many years, and the issues of their vanishing history and unacknowledged importance were, and still are, close to my heart.
WITHIN ‘LEFT BEHIND’ LIVES
a collection of visits, words and photographs from some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most iconic historic sites – spots such as the Drawbridge ghost town and the General Warehouse at the famed Richmond Shipyards. The fate of these bastions of a different era that nowadays lay abandoned and almost entirely forgotten, is what prompted me to undertake the creation of this book. Through images and words, I wished to share with the world the stories and the perhaps not-so-obvious beauty of these sites that still have something to teach us about ourselves and our past and future.
FEATURING 140 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS
as well as historical information and personal accounts of my trips, ‘Left Behind’ presents another side of the San Francisco Bay Area and brings to light eras that many now don’t know even existed. I could not have imagined a better subject matter and a more suitable location to feature in my first book, and I am incredibly excited to share its pages with the world!