Abandoned burned down motor inn

I was with Madison, a muse I was catching up with in Southern Kentucky, about an hour from Nashville. We were going to do some photos of her and perhaps use her special effects makeup skills for some conceptual work. But while she was getting her face on, I explored this remarkable abandoned burned down motor inn location we stopped at. I knew we struck gold here. It appeared to once be a classic motor in along the 2 lane road.

Abandoned burned down motor inn

Abandoned burned down motor inn

Abandoned burned down motor inn

abandoned motel

abandoned motel

burnt building

After doing my research, this classic motor inn opened up in around 1950. In those days, there were no interstates. Two lane roads like this one is how people got from city to city and state to state. Cars in those days didn’t have air conditioning, traffic was heavy and was harder to divert. There weren’t too many different ways to go. So these motor inns were a God sent to tired travelers. Over the years came the interstate systems, reduced two lane road traffic, and branded hotels, which put many of these classic motor inns out of business. This one closed about 10 years ago according to my research. In 2014, squatters accidentally set it on fire. The native limestone from a long gone quarry still stands.

abandoned motel

abandoned building

That is what was left from the detached cottages from the front office. Many clues remain in the burnt part. Madison even found an old motel registration card that was still legible. I keep my shit together by leaving things as I find them and not taking anything no matter how small. I believe that good karma helps me maintain my good fortune with this dangerous type of photography. We kept thinking as awesome as it is now, before the fire would be even more awesome.

abandoned motel

fire damage

fire damage

This lovely bead board still looks good!

abandoned motel

burned building

I hope you’ve enjoyed photos of this abandoned burned down motor inn. Next, Madison around this property…stay tuned, and don’t look before bedtime! You’re welcome.

Grim disturbing art

The title got your attention I know it did, because I don’t have normal people frequenting this website. 🙂 After I was done with my photoshoot at the farmhouse, the model and I decided to make some grim disturbing art, just because. The sky was getting dark. I was drawn to this spot in the soy bean field after the harvest. The field went on for an eternity it seemed, everything is so open and vast, one reason I am always inspired by rural areas so different from what I see every day. In the far, I could see the backroad, remnants of a couple houses and trees and a barn. It was a setting of peace and quiet, so I thought we would add a dark side to it. A creepy mask, and a doll with no hands, and a vision.

concept nude

Captured with my Fuji XT-1, 23mm 1.4 Elinchrom Quadra as main light with beauty dish, second Elinchrom Quadra as a brush light behind her right arm at about a 45 degree angle, about 8 feet back. This gave us nice lighting contrast. Because of the overcast conditions and darkening sky, using a neutral density filter wasn’t necessary to make the background and sky darker. Just narrrower fstop, F13 I think. Black and white conversion NIK Silver Efex Pro. Hope you enjoy, sleep well if you can 🙂