I have been a fan of your work and have followed it for years. You continue to amaze with the incredible locations you have been able to access and document for others to see! In the last few months a team of us went into production to film a 9 minute short film inside an abandoned mental hospital, one which you have been to. We launched the film online today and wanted to tell you that the second shot of the film is our attempt to honor your work, as it is inspired by one of your photos that has always been so iconic to me. Because of your influence on us and the culture of exploring these places we wanted to take your photo, as well as your greater idea of exploration, and bring it into the cinematic world we live in now. Hope you can check out our film at our website and notice your influence. Thank you for all of your work!!
- Project Senium
Love the site!! I'm inspired, entertained, fascinated.. on and on.
You've created my favourite place to relax and just wonder at the motivations of mankind. Am so appreciative - thanks!
Wow..all I can say is just..wow! I've been addicted to this site since I found it about a month ago, and I am just stunned by your talent, Mr. Motts! I myself am a "wannabe" explorer..so I get to live vicariously through the photos here! I would give anything to be able to explore like this!
This is a fabulous site. I could look at these photos for hours! You've done a great job and the photos are just amazing and each one evokes different feelings depending on the subject. Thanks so much for sharing them here.
I've been enjoying your photographs for several days now and must say that they are brilliant! What a great eye you have for beauty! But I have also come to the conclusion that you are either very, very brave or half crazy, what with the risks you take. And not just getting caught trespassing, but with the rotten floors and all that detritus.
Thanks for sharing your photos with the rest of us. Be safe!
What a great site. I love to explore old buildings and find out their history.
I am very impressed with you pictures.! I enjoy looking at them and learning the history behind these buildings.!!
I am really impressed by the photos and the way you are showing them on your website. You catch perfectly the "ghosts" every place seems to have. On the one hand, the images are able to show a realistic impression of the place, it's history and the things we are able to see. On the other hand, you create something mystical and mythical: We all have our own imaginations and happy or sad inspirations whenever we see an abandoned place.
It is adorable that you not simply present your pictures, but also mention the short facts concerning the places. This adds to the artistic topics some aspects of scientific precision: the interested viewer will have a chance to go on a real or virtual quest for the places you caught at a certain moment in time, will probably find additional sources and be able to deepen the dialogue with your artworks. I truly am impressed by your work. Thank you for letting us see and explore it!
Greetings from Germany:
You have an amazing talent and I adore looking through your photographs. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art.
Tom, what a wonderful website you have here. Your artistry is phenomenal. Your use of light, subject matter, attention to detail and your subtle way in projecting some very dark aspects of our past and treatment of our most vulnerable citizens is unparalleled. You show a lot of respect to these buildings and their unfortunate inhabitants, please keep up the great work. I find these galleries so compelling and I find myself going to certain locations and specific pictures. I'm not sure how to get in touch with you but there is a great location for some exploration, there's an old naval base in RI where I believe there are numerous empty buildings, might be a great snapshot of post WWII military post.
I'm pretty new to your site and love looking at these images from your travels to these long forgotten places. Abandoned places interest me because I'm amazed by what gets left behind, what time and the elements do, the architecture (awesome!) and the stories.
Great site! Recently checked out a couple locations after seeing them here. Please check out Forest Haven in Laurel, MD. You would enjoy.
I love your website. It is so interesting. I'd love to go to places like this and take photos.
PS. Your photography skills are brilliant.
I love your site. I have an interest in abandoned places and hope to travel and look at some places someday. I love looking through all the pictures of different kinds of places
Hi me Again.. Please email me I'm Waiting for you
I love your sight. If you ever come to Texas LET ME KNOW! A building in the stockyards in Fort Worth is about to be torn down, it's been abandoned for a good 50 years. Gotta get some dope pictures. And if you ever make the travel to Pripyat TAKE ME WITH YOU. Fuck radiation .. That is all
hi tom my name is norah I'm from south korea
and i'm going to publish a music album soon it called 'beauty in ruins' i found ur photos and i thought it's perfect for my album cover picture please respond me i'm not a good english writer so i would like you to understand !!
Fell in love with your site.
Have been a long-time comment lurker...
Please contact me as I know of a location you may wish to photograph.
It's risky, and half of the site is still occupied, but no risk means no reward...right?
There's all kinds of written up history about it already, so you're halfway done!