Back in the mid ’80 (that’s 1980’s) I became aware of some of the effects of urban renewal in the Rochester, NY area and wanted to get some photos of things that had a limited life expectancy. My wife hated this project because it involved (me) walking around the parts of town with the highest crime rate with a bag of expensive camera equipment on my back. Actually, this area had one of the highest crime rates in the entire US at the time but since I was from this part of town originally I was stupid enough to attempt it anyway. It was not my objective to photograph these things documentary style but rather as a creative outlet. Some of the slides were printed and still hang in our house but most have sat in an old dresser drawer in the basement for many years. I’ve recently converted some to digital and thought someone (anyone) might like to see them. Click on any photo to enter the gallery.