I am primarily a photographer of abandoned structures, preferably internally, where the light can often be spectacular, especially when illuminating old industrial machinery, as well as the surrounding grime, grit and rust. This form of subject matter is often referred to as "urban exploration", though I find that term somewhat nonsensical.
Like most in the age of digital, I had a couple of point 'n' shoots, but found them to be inadequate when photographing my preferred hobby at the time, table tennis. I assumed a DSLR would solve everything, so I bit on some spam, and bought a Canon Rebel XTi with two lenses, only to find that my indoor shots of rapid firing table tennis players were still dismal. I was crestfallen.
Eventually with better knowledge of camera settings and a faster lens, I upped my keepers, only to veer away into the aforementioned urban exploration. As far as the latter, and upon arriving from California to Dayton, Ohio and driving around marveling at the "differentness" of it all, I came across the old Ohio Edison power plant in Springfield, and gazed at the old brick structure and iconic smoke stack. Apparently, I had an innate predilection towards industrial architecture and the old machinery they often held within. Thus this hobby and my vacations have taken me throughout the "rust belt" where I've photographed old coal breakers, boilers houses, power plants, cement plants, paper mills, and generally anything that might have both cool light and hopefully interesting machinery.