Another one bites the dust

Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 3 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

As sometimes happens, photographing this building proved to be a little mini-adventure for me. Not only did I spend some "quality time" in conversation with one of Phoenix's finest about whether my photographing a burned-out building from an alley at 10:45pm constituted suspicious behavior (Me: No; Him: Maybe), but I also met a former resident of the house (he lived there for a few years back in the late '90s ... he said it was basically a slum even then, but the rent was low and he liked the neighbornood, so he stayed on regardless) and also what I now realize was likely a hustler who had taken cover in the weeds when the police arrived. If so, then this would explain the sofa that's incongruously sitting alongside the house as well as the visits from the police I receive every time I photograph in the area...