Derelict building

By thephotodudes

March 7, 2007

Category: Uncategorized


A longtime client has asked me to document the renovation of an aging downtown Topeka building for their new offices. It’s definitely in a rough state. The first floor has been recently remodeled but is pretty much a blank white box. The upper two floors are a different story (no pun intended). They’ve been vacant for I don’t know how long and are a real mess. The plans show that this is going to be a fantastic space but, for now, it’s a dark hole. Still, I had a blast finding my way around by flashlight and discovering all manner of decay that will soon be removed and replaced with a high-end, modern space. Here are a few of my favorite finds from this morning’s “before” shoot.

Photodude: Michael | Nikon D200 | Nikkor 17-35 | Available (almost nonexistent) light


3 Responses to “Derelict building”

  1. These are fantastic Mike. The paneling with the gaudy wallpaper is perfect. Love how the light is working in all the pics. Are you going back for more?


  2. Thanks, Doug! I’ll be going back as the renovation progresses but this is probably the only time I’ll see it before it’s gutted. They were already dismantling the first floor while I was upstairs.

  3. What a fantastic op, Mike. The lighting is perfect for the palette. The richness of the color and detail just rips through.

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