Photos

I see things. I snap things. Here’s a mix of my digital and film photos. 

Move-In Special

Move-In Special

Move-In Special. First and last month's rent to make this place your very own. It's a little drafty and you'll have to fight with the opossums for the use of the porch. And pay no mind to the empty mobile home lots around the yard, with this place you'll be park...

Nice Stems

Nice Stems

This peculiar spot is on the way to Blueprint Coffee. Sitting at the red light, there's a great view of the building on stilts. It's pulls my attention every single time. I happened to catch it mid afternoon one weekend and had a roll of film to finish up. So I pulled...

Ran When Parked

Ran When Parked

Riding around Cartersville early one morning and passed by this staple. When it's open, there's rarely a parking spot open in the tiny lot. That doesn't discourage many. These were taken with a Nikon FE on Lomography Color 400.  I'll have a Mexicali to go, and a sweet...

Mexicali To Go

Mexicali To Go

Riding around Cartersville early one morning and passed by this staple. When it's open, there's rarely a parking spot open in the tiny lot. That doesn't discourage many. These were taken with a Nikon FE on Lomography Color 400.  I'll have a Mexicali to go, and a sweet...

Gold Diamonds Guns

Gold Diamonds Guns

It's like a Transplants song just writing itself in the parking lot of this pawn shop. I was out riding around intentionally looking to burn some film. But I didn't expect to come upon this gem. The "Absolutely No Profanity" sign was the cherry on top. Taken with a...

Closed This Week

Closed This Week

I often find myself riding around the roads and areas of where I grew up. If there's an hour or two with nothing going on, I'll be grabbing a camera and my keys. This time I headed up highway out of town when I spotted this one. I've seen the building for years. But a...

El Camino Out in the Wild

El Camino Out in the Wild

Didn't expect to see a rad El Camino in front of a skate shop on a random Saturday afternoon in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. But I did. And I had a camera. So here we are. Taken with a Nikon FE 35mm on Kodak Portra 400. 

No Unauthorized Dumping

No Unauthorized Dumping

If I drive past this spot, I'm stopping to take a photo. Couldn't tell you how many photos I have of this place. Every time I find a new detail that wasn't there before. So much activity for a tiny abandoned building in a wide open gravel lot.  Some of these are taken...

The Park and HP5

The Park and HP5

Summer mornings in the south are the best time to get out while the humidity is still low enough to not immediately fog up my camera. On this late summer morning I took the opportunity. Grabbed a Nikon FM and a roll of Illford HP5+ to take with me. I'm not very sports...

ATL Illustrations

ATL Illustrations

It's hard not to enjoy walking around Atlanta on a sunny spring day. With a Nikon FM loaded up with a roll of CineStill 400D, I set out on a journey for coffee with some friends. And while getting coffee was successful, the real treasure was the street art we saw...

Cold Takeout Guaranteed

Cold Takeout Guaranteed

It's funny how many times I can pass by something before it jumps out as something I need to take a photo of. I remember this place being open years ago, when I worked not too far away from this spot. These were taken with a Nikon FE on Kodak Colorplus 200. And even...

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

I've been eyeing this spot for a minute. Next to the liquor store, at the edge of the parking lot. Just waiting for me. There was a roll of 800T in my Nikon FE and it was still dark outside around 5am. This is also from my first roll of any sort of tungsten film. I...

Marvelous 3 Forever

Marvelous 3 Forever

Slug post incoming. This dude holds true to his name. I’ve never had more fun chasing broken drum parts and pouring beer into a Sharky’s sippy cup to keep it from spilling all over. Every show and every sound check was nothing but solid hits on that kit. Slug loves...

Apparitions & Double Vision

Apparitions & Double Vision

Lubitel adventures and ghost hunting with a double exposure treat that looks great in that 6×6 medium format size on Kodak Gold with the wood paneling of the room setting everything else up just right.

Cabin Spaces

Cabin Spaces

Wandering around Wellspring Mountain is one of my favorite things to do. One of the unoccupied cabins was just sitting there ready for a few snaps on the Kodak UltraMax I had in my Nikon FE. 

Bumped into Bryan

Bumped into Bryan

Bryan is one of the homies. We've been friends since around 2009. So when he's in town, I'm heading to hang out. Bryan was out with Enslaved, who were playing the Variety Playhouse. And of course, I sunny day during the spring is the perfect time to grab a camera and...

Riding Around On Expired Gold

Riding Around On Expired Gold

A few views of an afternoon riding around the warehouses in town with a new (to me) Nikon FE and a roll of Kodak Gold that expired in 2002. Pretty sure the lease was a Nikon 35mm f2 AIS. I intentionally over exposed a little, or a little more depending on the shot....

Towed

Towed

Might need a tow. I think they've been sitting there a few. It's always a blast grabbing the Nikon FM as I'm headed out the door. I know there will be something cool to see. This time it was captured on Lomography Lady Grey 400. 

De Soto Hotel Light Leak

De Soto Hotel Light Leak

There's always something to see driving through downtown Kingston. The De Soto Hotel still has its charm. I'd very much like to see this place brought back to life with either a small hotel or restaurant. But even as it sits, the vibe of the area is welcoming. So with...

First Roll of JCH StreetPan

First Roll of JCH StreetPan

I picked up a few rolls of Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan with the best intentions of shooting a roll or two pretty quickly for the fun of it. Then it got thrown in a box and forgotten about for a few months. When I came across it again, I threw it in my Nikon FM with...

The Local Wildlife

The Local Wildlife

You just never know what you're going to find roaming the streets of town around here. I know the government released coyotes in the 70s. But I didn't realize there's a flourishing t-rex population keeping it pretty low key. It's fun to wonder around on sleepy...

Industrial Remnants

Industrial Remnants

They're almost like ancient giants hiding in plain sight. Just about anywhere you go, there they are. Keeping watch from the forgotten and overlooked places where nature has reclaimed. But the gate was open. And now the abandoned space let its presence be known. I've...

Just Walk In

Just Walk In

This building catches my eye each time I drive past. It used to be tucked in a little better with a bank previously sitting on the lot next door. As other structures are pulled down, this spot keeps on keeping on. So on a rainy weekend day, I thought I'd check it out...

Lowgap Tree Farm

Lowgap Tree Farm

While it's always a good time to get to drive up to the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine up at Wellspring Mountain, fall is especially enjoyable. At the foot of the mountain is a sleepy tree farm with all sorts of things reaching up to the sun. On the way out, we...

Building A

Building A

I've always enjoyed riding past this building. For decades it has caught my eye. As it turns out, I like mid-century government buildings. And I like taking photos of them too. Go figure. So when I had the opportunity to stop one cold December day, I took it. I've...

Blue Skies & Sportsball

Blue Skies & Sportsball

I've never really been into sports. Most times have ended with a mild concussion and bloody nose. But an empty court or field on a sunny afternoon still hits with a bit of nostalgia. The boredom of growing up.

Quality Trap Inn

Quality Trap Inn

I miss the days of the motels without the internal, sterilized corridors where people pass with averted eyes. Let's step right outside the door to the room to have a smoke and catch that thick Georgia air. The cherry on top would be the sounds of kids playing chicken...

Private Parking…Fuck Off Please

Private Parking…Fuck Off Please

Private parking garage street photography by Kyle Troop. Taken with a Nikon D750 on a moody cloudy day around downtown Cartersville. The storefronts of downtown are nice. But the spots out back are where to find the coolest views.

Country Club Views

Country Club Views

It's hard to beat these country club views. Lounging on the back patio with a roll of Tri-X 400 and a strong drink. If only others could aspire to this level of exclusivity. Shoot for the stars, kids.