Category: anon asks

have you ever gotten arrested/caught at a location? What did you do and how did you handle it? Ever run into any gangs/druggies/homeless persons? What did you do then? Sorry to sound annoying but I really really wanna go explore some places but Getting arrested isn’t really my favorite thing and neither is running into someone who’ll shank me for being on their territory. Thanks! Also, I love your blog with my WHOLE chest and you’re gorgeous!!

Good to see someone who knows about my starving Twitter account! 0u0

I haven’t run into any gangs, surprisingly, and I’ve been to upwards of 65 locations. Homeless people are also not as common as you think, and when you do see them, they’re harmless. One of them even offered to smoke weed with me!

As for getting arrested, most of the time I’m not explicitly trespassing. On the occasion that I do see a no trespassing sign, I make sure to get in, get my pictures, and get out as fast as I can, so usually by the time anyone notices someone was on the property, I’m gone. I have on a few occasions been caught by police, but once you explain to them that you’re just a photographer there to take pictures, and that you didn’t come there to tag it or vandalize it, they let you go with a warning.

Again, it helps to be quick, quiet, and cautious. And if you go during daylight hours, not only are you less likely to get hurt, but people are also less likely to suspect you of coming to the abandoned property with the intent to commit a crime or do drugs.

I hope these tips help. Stay safe, explorers. UwU

Hello! When you visit these abandoned places… do you ever feel a connection with them?

It depends on what you might call a connection. I do feel a strong sense of almost camaraderie with ruins in general because I feel in a lot of ways ruined and abandoned myself. I don’t connect with them spiritually as I’m a very temporal and secular person, but I do tend to feel the emotions of past visitors who leave graffiti that gives me some idea of what they were going through.

You can tell a lot by graffiti because it’s anonymous; you can literally write or draw anything without judgment, for all to see. So it often answers questions about the person, like, “What is the most important thing you have to say?” and “What message do you want the whole world to see?”

For some, that may just be a tasteless and poorly depicted set of genitals. But for others, it might be a cry for help, a piece of advice, or even genuine poetry or art. In Chicago I even saw a room where the entire back wall and the floor extending away from it were covered in text—a man’s entire life story laid bare for all the vagabonds, addicts, wanderers and and still more sordid types to see.

You never know what you might find.

Hey, I'm a big fan of your work. I came to you via the kansas city tag, because that's where I live, and I do some urbex here too! I was wondering, how often do you go there, and which of your photosets are from the KC area? A lot of the places you've photographed seem familiar, but I'm not sure because you don't always label locations, and your photographs that look familiar are mostly daytime where I always explore at night. Thank you so much for the help!

I’m really glad you like my photos. 0u0

I live in Kansas City as well, but I only recently moved here, so most of the locations in my photos thus far are from Alabama, where I lived before. (With the exception of a few from my trips to Chicago, IL and Branson, MO.)

So far, the Cinema 6, the Imperial Brewery, the workhouse (the castle-like structures), the asylum (Wheatley-Providence Hospital), the abandoned houses in East Bottoms, and the motel you mentioned are the only ones I’ve done in the KC area.

Hey, I'm a big fan of your work. I came to you via the kansas city tag, because that's where I live, and I do some urbex here too! I was wondering, how often do you go there, and which of your photosets are from the KC area? A lot of the places you've photographed seem familiar, but I'm not sure because you don't always label locations, and your photographs that look familiar are mostly daytime where I always explore at night. Thank you so much for the help!

I’m really glad you like my photos. 0u0

I live in Kansas City as well, but I only recently moved here, so most of the locations in my photos thus far are from Alabama, where I lived before. (With the exception of a few from my trips to Chicago, IL and Branson, MO.)

So far, the Cinema 6, the Imperial Brewery, the workhouse (the castle-like structures), the asylum (Wheatley-Providence Hospital), the abandoned houses in East Bottoms, and the motel you mentioned are the only ones I’ve done in the KC area.

Oh btw I read that ant mill/modern culture thing to him and he agreed with it 100% and I forgot how good it was but I do have shit to add. O well

I’m really glad you and him liked it. If you have more to say, you should make an account on Tumblr so I can answer your asks privately; that way they won’t show up on my blog or my followers’ feeds—and you’ll be the only one who can see them.

As for how I find all my places, refer to this post: http://wanderers-nexus.tumblr.com/post/160882131404/how-do-you-find-all-of-your-places

Whenever I’ve gotten caught trespassing, I’ve always just talked my way out of it. The key is to play dumb/innocent, and be honest; say you’re only there to take photos, and apologize whenever you get the chance. The last thing you want to do is run, since it makes you look guilty. Not to mention, the penalty for resisting arrest is usually far harsher than that for just trespassing.

I explore too, I'm curious how do you have the easiest time finding a good place, and if you've ever been caught trespassing what do you do?

As for how I find all my places, refer to this post: http://wanderers-nexus.tumblr.com/post/160882131404/how-do-you-find-all-of-your-places

Whenever I’ve gotten caught trespassing, I’ve always just talked my way out of it. The key is to play dumb/innocent, and be honest; say you’re only there to take photos, and apologize whenever you get the chance. The last thing you want to do is run, since it makes you look guilty. Not to mention, the penalty for resisting arrest is usually far harsher than that for just trespassing.

Sorry for the late response. Someone has been stalking me pretty consistently for a few years now. He was, and honestly still is, very abusive, so I had to cut contact with him. But he keeps trying to guilt trip me into talking to him again. He’s said “goodbye” at least a dozen times now in the most bitter, manipulative way possible, but he always comes crawling back less than a month later. I think part of him knows I’ll never talk to him again, but he’s still satisfied with just making sure I never get to forget him or the things he did to me. I just want to move on already—really I want the same for him, too—but he won’t allow it.

I initially closed my anon asks to discourage him from spamming my inbox, but I realized shortly thereafter that all that would accomplish is letting him continue to have power over me. After all, he can and will make new accounts, no matter how many of them I block.

I explored my first spot when I was 15, so about 7 years. The place I’d really like to move is Kansas City, MO, just because my boyfriend lives there and it’s a nice city, not too big or too small.

Ever since being involuntarily hospitalized in 2014, I’ve had a strange fixation on hospitals in general. I’m terrified of them, but simultaneously fascinated by them in a fictional setting. I’ve wanted to explore an abandoned one for years, ever since I started doing urbex. But I’ve never gotten the opportunity.