theskewedeye

Your Bio

Welcome to TheSkewedEye.Com on Smugmug.

I'm Bill Brown, and I specialize in rural/urban abandonments.

The locations you see here, especially the rural sites, will not be found in typical location databases. I use a very old skill that anyone can be taught, very similar to remote viewing/remote sensing to find map "hotspots".

Usually it's a general area, but can be as specific as a road. Or I just drive, go with the flow, and listen to what I refer to as The Voice and my own native intuition for directions, and am led right to most locations.

I go alone, not exactly smart, but ulimately necessary. I try and capture the 'feeeeeel' of the places I've been led to, as I find the experience of being there to be generally intensely personal. In some instances where the real world and conditions inhibit or detract from that feel, I remove and replace certain image elements. I've drawn some measure of criticism for those enhancements by some folks, but stand by the modifications I make. I find it a true compliment to hear "I've never seen anything like this before!"

Hallmark Moments I'm not, but I guarantee you won't leave the site without being affected by at least one image. Somewhere.

An if so, I've done my job.

Enjoy!

~BIll Brown, aka TheSkewedEye

9-26-09

Featured Galleries

The Vault

Welcome to The Vault. This gallery contains my earliest, and in som ...

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:46pm EST

New Orleans - April 2012

I must say, brief as the affair was, I did fall in love with the Grand ...

Updated: Apr 28, 2012 12:38pm EST

iPhone CrapCam (TM) Images

A good friend of mine sent me an article about a new type of emerging ...

Updated: May 05, 2013 1:00pm EST

Galleries

Akota

I am so thankful for my "gift", and my unseen guides. It was a Sunday ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2008 11:54am PST

Route 30 West

I felllllt it. Took one look, and "knew". Route 30 West in Pennsylvani ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2008 10:29am PST

Eastern State Penitentiary

I finally, through some internet research, was able to attach a name t ...

Updated: Feb 03, 2008 6:57am PST

Ashburn, VA

A pal of mine said, "There's this house out where I live. It's right u ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2011 4:36am PST

South Africa - Ngala Game Reserve

Our stay at the Ngala Game Reserve was point-blank amazing from start ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2008 4:43pm PST

South Africa - Langa Township

I had so been looking forward to this particular excursion while in Ca ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2008 4:38pm PST

South Africa - Cape Town

Cape Town, Stellenbosch Wine Country, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, Bo ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2008 4:37pm PST

Surreal Estate

I've been lazy, I admit it. I've been shooting in RAW format, and the ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2008 10:36am PST

The Northern Neck

I went back to King George and other counties to the south and east. I ...

Updated: Feb 03, 2008 5:25am PST

Harris Family Houses - Walton, WV

At the very last minute, I looked at the maps and knew I had to "go so ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2008 8:17pm PST

Lorton Prison

With gas @ $4 a gallon, and an extremely thirsty, yet trusty SUV, I've ...

Updated: Dec 17, 2008 6:27pm PST

Henryton Sanitarium - November 2008

I'd heard Henryton was easy to get into and shoot, despite warnings of ...

Updated: Dec 17, 2008 7:23pm PST

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - October 2008

I have passed through Weston, WV before, but never stopped. This time ...

Updated: Dec 17, 2008 8:07pm PST

Route 29

As always, I sat in front of the computer and started to just look at ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2009 2:40pm PST

The Box Factory - West Virginia

As always, as I glanced at an area in northern West Virginia, I felt t ...

Updated: Sep 26, 2009 10:17am PST

The Busted Quarry, WV

Same old deal. Gorgeous day, look at maps, feeeeeeeeeeel this area an ...

Updated: Oct 06, 2009 1:57pm PST

The Vault

Welcome to The Vault. This gallery contains my earliest, and in som ...

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 5:46pm PST

Abandoned Routh 1 South

There is a stretch of highway, once a very busy and mainstream north-s ...

Updated: Apr 25, 2010 10:18am PST

Curacao - October 2010

As there was to be no new renovated kitchen this year, a smaller conso ...

Updated: Nov 06, 2010 9:54am PST

Round Hill

In the summer, she hides. You'd never know she was there. She's a ...

Updated: Apr 18, 2011 3:01pm PST

Curacao - Peeling Back the Onion - October 2011

They say the third time's the charm. I think that is certainly true ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2011 1:58pm PST

iPhone CrapCam (TM) Images

A good friend of mine sent me an article about a new type of emerging ...

Updated: May 05, 2013 10:00am PST

New Orleans - April 2012

I must say, brief as the affair was, I did fall in love with the Grand ...

Updated: Apr 28, 2012 9:38am PST