“Goodbye God, I am going to Bodie” with the Fuji X-Pro1 & Fuji X100S

It is hard to describe what draws us to places like Bodie. Maybe it is the beauty of the forgotten and rusty; maybe it is the dark history or a search for ghosts of the past. One thing is for sure – after documenting all major ghost towns of the West over the last few [...]

Shaniko – declared the wool capital of the world in 1900, Shaniko is now nearly a ghost town

Most travellers aim for the beautiful Oregon coast. After all, what could you see in inland Oregon?We thought the same way until on one of our trips we decided to take Route 97 instead of the more efficient but utterly boring Highway 5. Driving from the south we encountered the small but fascinating town of [...]

The Valley Of The Ghosts – Sandon with the Fuji X-Pro1 & X100s

First on our list of West Kootenay ghost towns was Sandon, where they mined galena, a mix of silver, lead and zinc. When you look at the remaining buildings it is hard to believe it once was a booming city with nearly 8,000 residents. Not only did the city have two newspapers, seventeen hotels, dozens [...]

The Valley of The Ghosts – with the Fuji X-series

The Valley of The Ghosts – with the Fuji X-series

Hidden in the mountains of the West Kootenays in British Columbia lies the Valley of the Ghosts – a once rough but vibrant cluster of prosperous settlements – which has now mostly vanished. Kasia and I recently travelled to this forgotten area to search and photograph what is left of this magnificent piece of history. [...]