When a friend sends a random link to an abandoned building that’s under an hour away with some pretty cool photos and an invite to go the next day, one goes along. This morning a few of us rolled into the former coal cracking town of Lansford, PA, which in it’s day was probably something a tad nicer. Life isn’t easy in former coal towns and this one has seen better days. Lansford is the home to Kiddie Kloes, a clothing factory that made Cinderella brand clothing, amongst others. Sadly, it closed in 1988 and has been neglected and to die by the side of the road, ironically in the center of the city, only a few dozen yards from the local football stadium.Read more..
Each year the Perseids happen around the second week in August. The annual meteor shower can be seen by virtually everyone provided the sky is clear and you’re willing to stay up late. The amount of activity tends to be very high, and it’s a blast to watch. On the evening of August 10th I went to a part of the Appalachian trails near my home known as Bake Oven Knob, knowing there would be little light pollution and it’s a quick walk to the lookout. My goal was to capture enough images to make a star trails composite photograph.Read more..
A few years ago I found Forgotten PA, a blog that focuses on abandoned and forgotten about industrial parts of what made Pennsylvania great. There’s one spot that I’ve been meaning to go explore since discovering the site, but still haven’t. This morning I found myself with little actual work to do and no commitments, but didn’t feel like driving two hours north to the spot I’ve been contemplating going. So I looked around on the blog for something closer, and found Linfield Industrial Park, at roughly an hour drive I packed my bag on an amazing day and drove down. The blog was written in 2007, it does not mention anywhere to actually get into the park, nor does anywhere else that I tried to Google. To confuse matters even more, it’s also referred to as the Kinsey Distillery, but no address. Going off a rough guess, I set the GPS in my iPhone and headed out.Read more..
Posted in Places, Published Work by Mike Panic
23 May 2012
I’ve been working with Homebase Skateshop for several years now and am really stoked to have some stills used in this amazing short film. The purpose of the film is to raise awareness for how a community can come together, without tax dollars, and be beneficial.Read more..
Chad, Studio 950 Salon‘s owner rebuilt his salon and needed updated photos for his website, so we spent the morning shooting. His salon is beautiful and I hope I was able to capture it for him.Read more..