Hello everybody! I would just like to congratulate Nathanial Kerruish of East Machias and Lyndsay Sawler of Nova Scotia, Canada (I'll elaborate on this.) for making the Abandonment of Maine team!
You're probably saying to yourself: "This is Abandonment of Maine!"
Well, normally I wouldn't even regard anybody from outside of our area. What interested me about Lyndsay is that she is a professional photographer with lots of experience in urban exploration and, well, taking pictures. These happen to be things I also enjoy. The other part that makes this so convenient is that she is touring New England (this is where the whole Maine thing comes in) this spring, about when we will begin production on the second season of AoM! (also, she's awesome.)
I decided I'd go ahead and interview her for you all to give you a better idea of what she's like and why she applied to be a member. Let's go!
Ryan: What got you started in photography?
Lyndsay: I started taking photos when I was in high school. I realized at my father's wedding after my grandmother took a photo of me in my dress that I wished I could be the one taking photos of people professionally.
R: What was the experience that made you begin to love urbex?
L: I remember once being online and reading about the Beaverbank Villa. I was.. 21, I think. I was just browsing the internet for places to take photos with a model I was working with at the time, and came across this photo. It was like something clicked. I needed to know everything about that building. It grew from there.
R: What made you want to apply to be part of our team?
L: I have a passion for all things urbex, and wanted to join forces with a group that shared the same values.
R: What interests you about the architecture of New England and the history of the area?
L: I've always had a love for abandoned hospitals and schools. New England has lots of both! I love the way there are masterful wings, cupolas and lots of history behind each one of them. Plus, they're the closest State Hospitals to [Nova Scotia].
R: What location in Maine do you hope to see at least once in your lifetime?
L: Ooh, that's a tough one. Both of the state hospitals (Augusta and Bangor) and Kennebec Arsenal are on my list.
R: Out of every place in Maine, which is the one you'd like to visit the most?
L: Purgatory, because of it's interesting name and location. Plus, there's some other interesting towns nearby!
R: Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Anything you'd like to say to our fans?
L: Yes! Make sure you check out my website at lyndsaysawler.ca, and don't forget to subscribe to the Abandonment of Maine YouTube channel! You'll be seeing me there soon enough!
Hey everybody! I changed the homepage so instead of a spiel about us (which you can find under About anyway) it's this blog. So now I can write about anything basically and you all can comment on it as you please. Isn't that sweet? Anyway, Abandonment of Maine has been renewed (fancy speak for me being motivated) for a second season. Filming will start in the spring and end in the fall. We still need suggestions on where to go so please contact us via Facebook or on our contact form. Thank you!