I love Philadelphia's abandoned and decaying buildings. After spending years walking, biking, and driving past these ruined places, I decided to stop, explore, and take pictures. I am compelled to give these neglected sites attention and appreciate their past and current beauty. In my photographs I work to capture the visual high achieved from witnessing the effects of ruin on a massive scale. By revealing the interiors of these spaces I hope to catch the essence of their former occupied selves.