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I Am Still With You
23rd June 2016 - 0 comments
In: Blog
Freed of the constricting confines of the here and now, I am everlasting.


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Pennhurst Night Photography Workshop
22nd June 2016 - 1 comment
Get amazing night photographs of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital with Abandoned America!


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Seph Lawless: A Real American Horror Story
01st June 2016 - 5 comments
In: Blog, News
It's been a while since I wrote about the dishonest antics of Seph Lawless, internet misinformation peddler extraordinaire. A lot has happened: threats to me, my publisher, places I speak at, and so much other online harassment it merits a whole article.


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Abandoned America: Photoshop Layering and RAW Class
24th May 2016 - 0 comments
Sometimes it's hard to get into how to edit photos during an on-site workshop. If you'd like to find out about RAW processing, bracketing, and layering in Photoshop, come join me in Philly for a fun night of photo processing, a Q&A, and light refreshments.


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Leap of Faith Workshop 3: 2016 Edition
21st May 2016 - 1 comment
The 2016 Abandoned America Leap of Faith workshop is finally announced!


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Smaller and Smaller Every Day
13th March 2016 - 1 comment
In: Blog
Here you saw reflected through the thick plexiglass their reaction to the animal you had become, herded to and from your cell with batons and rifles, the omnipresent threat of solitary, of other things too horrible for them to contemplate.


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The Formula of Fear
09th March 2016 - 2 comments
In: Blog
I believe in monsters, but the empty buildings I visit are probably where I am least likely to find them.


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Nothing Ever Dies
03rd March 2016 - 3 comments
In: Blog
It's easy to only focus on the sadness inherent in an old derelict building like Taunton, but there's so much more to what it has to tell us.


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very odd indeed | Abandoned America
01st March 2016 - 5 comments
In: Blog
I may not be terribly afraid of death. I may even wish for it at times. I am, however, afraid of being paralyzed, of falling onto a rotted shard of floorboard and laying impaled and broken for hours, with no real help available.


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"Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream" Now Available For Preorder!
01st March 2016 - 0 comments
In: News
The newest volume of the Abandoned America series by Matthew Christopher is now available on online booksellers for preorder!


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Pennhurst State School and Hospital Abandoned America Workshop
12th December 2015 - 14 comments
Abandoned America's newest photography workshop is taking place at a legendary location, Pennhurst State School and Hospital!


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"A Vanishing Countryside" Photography Workshop
10th December 2015 - 5 comments
Photograph abandoned barns, farm, and farmhouses in some of the most scenic locations rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey have to offer with Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America!


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Sale on Signed Copies of My Book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences"!
15th November 2015 - 1 comment
In: News, Blog
I'm running a promotion: buy a signed copy of my book through my website and you'll get a free 5x7, or some other Abandoned America goodies of equal or greater value!


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Debunking "The Trolley Tragedy of 1957"
18th October 2015 - 8 comments
In: Blog
What happens when news stories about abandoned sites are published without fact checking? A bizarro tale of Seph Lawless, fraud, and a journalistic train wreck. By Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America


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The Eye of the Hurricane
09th October 2015 - 2 comments
In: Blog
I don't see how it is possible not to connect the dots with these places. To me, they are the eye of a hurricane, the effects of a society spinning so quickly that its own mass and weight are pulling it apart.


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No Hope for a Cure
25th August 2015 - 1 comment
In: Blog
Perhaps the sadness of finding children's toys in abandoned locations mirrors our worst failure, our inability to protect them from how brutal reality can be.


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To Manage the Darkness
03rd August 2015 - 1 comment
In: Blog
Not all aspects of fear are bad, which is why in managed doses we seek it out.


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No Matter How Far
02nd July 2015 - 6 comments
In: Blog
The focus wasn't just right, I made some other stupid mistake in the settings, the angle could have been better. I should have tried more, and worked harder.


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Leap of Faith Workshop 2: 2015 Edition
30th June 2015 - 1 comment
The new Abandoned America Leap of Faith Workshop for 2015 is unveiled!


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In the Interest of Honesty
23rd June 2015 - 2 comments
In: Blog
It's never just been about the history or preservation of these places, it's more about trying to figure out how to survive myself.


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