Hello. My name is Dave. I travel the United States exploring and photographing abandoned and off-limits places. I’ve been on top of the Williamsburg Bridge, down in the depths of the subways, and ventured into abandoned amusement parks, insane asylums, power plants, theaters, schools, factories, churches, you name it. I’ve rooftopped seventy story skyscrapers and climbed collapsing grain elevators. But really, I’m just an ordinary guy. Up until about 3 years ago my life was pretty mundane and boring. I had only a few friends and never really did much of anything exciting. I’m from Maryland and aside from occasionally hanging out in Washington D.C., I didn’t really go anywhere or do anything interesting. Life just sucked. I worked a boring 9-5 bank teller job and my life was stuck in a rut. When I was younger though, I used told people I wanted to be an explorer when I grew up. I have always had a passion for maps and traveling, but never had much of a chance to get out places. One day that all changed however, when I discovered a huge abandoned hospital close to where I worked. One night I decided to risk it all and explore it with a buddy of mine. It ended up being one of the most thrilling experiences of my life up to that point and I was instantly hooked. I really didn’t even realize that “urbex” was a thing at the time, but I became more and more intrigued with finding abandoned and off-limits places. Eventually, after a number of adventures, I began to realize that I needed a camera in order to better document my adventures. I invested in one and began to use it. Part of the reason I take pictures is to inspire others to get out and push their limits. I appreciate the art as well, but I really find joy in showing all the amazing sights to other people as well. My hope is that people can see my work and be motivated to get outside of their comfort zone and do the things they have always dreamed about. I’ve been lucky to have had that opportunity myself, and I believe it it something that could change many peoples lives. For me photography and exploring go hand in hand. I am motivated to take pictures when I explore, and the unique photo opportunities inspire me to get out and find new places. Photography and exploring have changed my life and helped me cope through many tough times. I feel that I am a natural born explorer at heart and am creatively driven as well. I guess the moral of this story is don’t settle. Don’t put limits on your life. Follow your dreams, whatever they may be, and live outside of your comfort zone. You’ll be amazed at how truly fantastic life can be when you live out your passion.