L.E. Miller

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Exmore, VA Poverty.

Published April 17th, 2013

I was driving through Exmore, Virginia. There were a lot of abandoned buildings around, this is something I am used to seeing in DELMARVA. With the rise of corporate farms and more efficient farming techniques, there just doesn't need to be as many people out there as there used to.

This, however was new to me. Note the outhouses. These people don't have toilets in their homes, one of the homes didn't even have a proper outhouse. They just had a portable toilet unit. Can you imagine using a Spot-A-Pot every day of your life? In the winter? A couple of the homes didn't even have paint on the cinder-blocks, and their front yard is a swamp. A run off ditch from the surrounding farm land. I looked it up, the per capita income of Exmore is 15,000. For comparison, my by no means affluent home town of Baltimore City has a per capita of 22,000.

These are just some quick photos with my pocket camera, I took more photos with my film SLR and would like to revisit and give a proper treatment. ...

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Abandonment

Published January 31st, 2013

An assortment of abandoned things

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Fake Tilt Shift Fells Point.

Published December 30th, 2012

Got carried away with the fake tilt shift feature...

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Shadows of Harajuku: Bonus Shots

Published November 28th, 2012

Here are some after closing shots of other areas of Harajuku other than Takeshita...and two shots of Takeshita that didn't fit in the last one.

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Shadows of Harajuku: Takeshita

Published November 28th, 2012

Harajuku is known for its bustling streets and bright fashions....but what is rarely seen is the district when the sun goes down.

The man in the coat is my friend wearing a brand named "Yellow House Harajuku" which is one of the oldest stores on Takeshita

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A Selection From my First Trip to Japan: 2008

Published November 26th, 2012

In 2008 I went to Japan for the first time. I visited Tokyo, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa over the course of a little less then a month.

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Dances of Vice: PhantasmaGOREY Halloween 2012 ...

Published November 1st, 2012

10 photos from Dances of Vice: PhantasmaGOREY Halloween 2012.

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A Selection of Photos From: Dances of Vice: Pha...

Published October 30th, 2012

10 photos from Dances of Vice: PhantasmaGOREY Halloween 2012.

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Hurricane Sandy: Debris dam at US...

Published October 30th, 2012

If it rains anymore I'd be afraid we'd lose the road.

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The Abandoned Roll: Things Left Behind on a Med...

Published October 28th, 2012

When Kodak announced they were discontinuing one of my favorite films, I stuck a roll of it in a camera and took it everywhere I went. I shoot abandoned things that I saw for a month

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Great Falls

Published October 22nd, 2012

Checked out Great Falls, Maryland the other day. Sadly I broke my 17-55 so I was lacking a wide angle and polarizing filter!

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Abandoned Baltimore Cemetery

Published October 22nd, 2012

I took a wrong turn on the way home from a job and stumbled past Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A largely abandoned cemetery in south Baltimore City. It was clear that people had mad efforts to care for the rather large cemetery. Some recently. Someone had taken a bush cutter through parts of the cemetery at least once this summer. Other portions, however, were completely grown over and turning to woods. Buildings on the property were boarded, or already collapsed.

But you know it was oddly serene. Wildflowers had taken over areas, and there was a small glimpse of the bay. These souls were returned to nature. I'd be OK with that.

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Harpers Ferry, WV

Published October 16th, 2012

Got a new polarizing filter so I hiked from Harpers Ferry, WV up Maryland Heights in Maryland

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Game One of the ALDS

Published October 9th, 2012

Well it finally happened. Playoff baseball in Baltimore. YES!

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Outside Ft. Armistead in Baltimore, MD.

Published October 7th, 2012

This abandoned fort near Baltimore's Key Bridge as been out of military use since after WW1. While the outside of the fort has been open to the public since then, the inside of the fort was sealed. Now, though, all those gates are gone. I have yet to go into the fort myself.

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