minnerphotography Some more of the abandoned MO prison.
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minnerphotography Intimacy is something that can become broken. Those private moments once shared with more and more become more ritualistic and have less meaning. The act of using the bathroom in privacy is even lost when you are locked away. I've always wondered if I would survive if I ever had to go to prison. 1w

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minnerphotography MO Prison Series
Privacy is not an option
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minnerphotography What grabbed my attention walking by each cell was the worn portions of the bars. It was from years and years of inmates holding on. It brought a sad and real sense of the lives that had been locked in.
The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography Such an interesting time. Knowing so many lives had been locked into these cages.
The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography Going into C Hall. Such a cool and light feeling in the actual "lobby" area with the blue and white colors. Here the inmates were also allowed to paint their cells.

The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography It was really hard capturing individual personalities in photos with a wedding party this large. I decided to climb a massive ladder and just tell them to dance to imaginary music. I may have rapped haha.
Never would have dreamed I would love doing weddings and portraits so much!
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minnerphotography Biggest wedding party I've ever shot. There were 22 of them but man we had so much fun, even in the pouring rain and the freezing temps! We found this awesome ally and had a blast. 2w

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minnerphotography I remember years ago someone asked me to shoot their wedding. I was almost insulted because I was NOT a wedding photographer. Then another and another. I finally decided to attempt one and now I love doing them. Most couples hire me knowing I will use some urban flare and know they will need to be adventurous. I now love doing them and feel it is such an honor when people hire me to capture their memories. 2w

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minnerphotography Skid Row, photo 3 of 3

The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography Skid Row Shot 2 of 3
The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminner
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minnerphotography Skid Row, shot 1 of 3 of the blue room

The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography One last shot doing some fun things with light.
TORTURE CHAMBER
Down the stairs from this cell block was once basically a torture chamber. Inmates were beaten and then placed into these small sealed cells. There was a chamber pot, a pot of water, hay on the floor and up to 6 inmates at one time. If the extreme torture of being in there in complete darkness wasn't enough, if any acted out they would be chained to the wall for 24 hours and the other prisoners did whatever they wanted to them. It was a horrible place and felt eery being in there alone. It is referred to as the most haunted place in the prison. The only light I had were some small candles I brought with me.
The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography TORTURE CHAMBER
Down the stairs from this cell block was once a torture chamber. Inmates were beaten and then placed into these small sealed cells. There was a chamber pot, a pot of water, hay on the floor and up to 6 inmates at one time. If the extreme torture of being in there in complete darkness wasn't enough, if any acted out they would be chained to the wall for 24 hours and the other prisoners did whatever they wanted to them. It was a horrible place and felt eery being in there alone. It is referred to as the most haunted place in the prison. The only light I had were some small candles I brought with me.

The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography People that believe in ghosts always talk about orbs. I can explain 99.9% of them and get really confused about so many thinking they are supernatural. Now this one on the other hand must have been a big spirit to make such a large orb! :-) Missouri State Penitentiary Series
Usually I'm sneaking into abandoned buildings but this time I had the privilege of renting the prison for a 5 hour photo shoot. It was just me, a friend and the last retired warden of the facility.
The Missouri State Penitentiary, also known as "The Walls", was a prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, that operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before it closed, it was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River and was infamously referred to as the "bloodiest 47 acres in America".
Images can be purchased for as little as $30 each by emailing dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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minnerphotography Taking a break for a few shots of senior portraits. I used to never like shooting people. It felt weird to me to place people within my realm of security and redemption. Photographing abandoned places for all these years has been my therapy. It's been about me and my connection to my own distorted past and allowing God to give me a second chance. Placing people in these places seemed to almost discredit my emotions, that was my thought process. What I have found is placing people in those places and capturing their beauty has become to make more sense to me and it's more of a stamp of internal approval about moving forward. So now I do tons of seniors, families and weddings. I never imagined I would but the last several years has allowed me a lot of growth.
To book email dennis@dennisminnerphotography.com
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