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Eugene Fischer


I recently ran across your website and find it fascinating. I lived in New Orleans for years and remember the Dixie Brewery. I do have a suggestion for the site, the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Also, the old Falstaff Brewery might be a possibility if it has not been redeveloped.



Hi Tom,

I remembered emailing you years ago and have always respected and enjoyed your work. I still live in Florida (gainesville area now) but will be in the Philly area from the 21st to the 25th and was wondering if you'd like to meet up and explore. I will have a rental a car and can drive up to Detroit if that's the area you'd prefer. Check out my Flickr account when you have a moment. I've been exploring for quite a long time and really enjoy meeting and showing other explorers around; let me know!

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Susan Watts


Tom or any mod, Please help me get back in to the forum. I have changed e mail addy's since I was here last but no matter what I do, I can't seem to register. If anyone can help (my username was Kitten7) please e mail me Thank you! I really miss this place!

Susan Watts


I love this site and used to be a member. Now, I cannot log in or re register. Someone please help!



Mr Motts, I wanted to ask if I can purchase a picture from you. It is from the NRL Satellite Facility (Spring Breeze) I work at a satellite facility on Offutt AFB and would like to use it as my desktop background. I know you used to make some pictures available as desktop's but I had never seen this one. Thanks, Ted (Nebraska)



Hello Mr. Motts, you may not remember me but I have followed your site now for several years. I just wanted to say you have done such a great job on this. I truly have enjoyed your images over the years. I look forward to more as time goes by :)


Glad to see you updating again, been following your website for years & can never get enough of your photos.


Motts, I have been a fan since at least 2005 and you continue to blow me away with every single album you upload. Never stop doing what you are meant to do! Thank you for bringing life back to these decayed ruins.

Donnie Picou


Tom, I would love to use one of your photograph's for a CD cover and would like to discuss with you if you are interested. Thenks, Donnie



Tom, I know I have asked you this question a few min. ago. But I think I posted it in the wrong place. So, I will ask you again. A few years ago You sent me some photo's of my sister's father's grave site at the hospital in New jersey. I think the headstone had some red on it not sure. I was going to enter them in my Family tree when my computer took a dive. His name was James McAvoy he was a patient there in Marlbaro (spelling) sorry I am not a good speller. you had a photo of his name from a list of the people who were buried there. My computer took a dive and I lost everything I had. My Family tree work everything is gone. I was wondering if you could send me the photo's again. I will pay you for them. Just let me know how much. Thank you for what you did before My sister broke down and cried over them when she saw them. my E-Mail address is or you can call me at 904-879-3907. I will be more then glad to tell you more of the reason behind the photo's then. Thanks again . Dave Demick brother to Mary McAvoy.



Mr. Motts. Have been following your site for about a year and LOVE your work. Was recently to the Outer Banks, and have noticed that you have no work from NC. There is lots of abandonment there as the Outer Banks slowly disappears, including a theme park. Since we were battling the effects of tropical storm Ida while we were there, I did not get the chance to photograph the park, but so badly wanted to! Would love to see the results of your excursion there should you choose to visit :-)

Frank C. Wilkins


I have enjoyed looking at your photos. I am curious as to how often you update? As I would like to send you some pictures from Alabama that you might find interesting.

David Thompson


Hi Tom,
Your photographs are stunning. A lot of time, effort and patience involved. Great work, keep it up.
I am also wondering if it would be possible to use your photographs for a backdrop video to accompany my upcoming gig in October. I am a dark ambient musician, and your images are perfect for this type of music. If you could let me know your response either way via my email, whatever you decide your work still rocks!
Best regards

Ed Mack


Hi Tom,

I am an editor at The History Press, a publisher of local and regional history. I'm extremely interested in working with you on bringing your images together as a book and telling the story behind these abandoned and lost places.

The History Press is focused exclusively on publishing projects of local and regional history, and we believe that we provide a vital community service. We handle all stages of the publishing process—from financing, editorial, design, and production to sales, marketing, and distribution—and compensate in the form of royalties.

I look forward to hearing for you. Thank you,

Ed Mack

Jennifer Venter


Good Morning Mr Motts. My Husband and I are coming to New York again in April 2016 and stumbled across this website whilst doing our next research. I am a photographer with my own company in Cape Town (South Africa) and loved your images. You have truly captured the soul of the places you have visited - for this well done !! Taking pictures is easy but capturing a personality, a life, a history of something takes a lot of skill and thought. All the best, Jennifer of Fleetingtime Photography


Hi Tom - I'm a photo researcher working with St. Martin's Press / Macmillan Publishers NYC/NY. I would like to include your images from your NORTH BROTHER ISLAND in my research for consideration as book jacket art.
Tom - would love the opportunity to discuss w you the specifics and answer any questions you have about the licensing and fees. Can you PM me please here? thank you! Laura



Tom, how can I connect with you via email? I am a producer and would love to discuss an opportunity with you. Thanks!



For one- love your website and especially your photos. I have been compiling photographs of old church ruins and various other abandoned locations in my home state, and at the moment I'm expanding and adding locations on my map. I'm wondering if it would be possible to obtain some of the coordinates for many of the locations that you have visited? Thanks! You're also more than welcome to check out my instagram page to see some of the photos that I have taken. :)


I love the site Mr. Motts and I have followed it for years. It really passes time at work.