schrammphotography There is a bird that lays no eggs and has no young. There may only exist one at a time, which makes it a solitary bird. Its eyes are blue and shine like sapphires. When it feels its end approaching, it builds a nest with the finest aromatic woods, sets it on fire, and is consumed by the flames. From the pile of ashes, a new Phoenix arises, young and powerful

It's been awhile since I've done a self portrait and really I'm just working some shit out these days

#selfie #selfportrait #taxidermy #rebirth #transformation #allshots #photographersoninstagram #femalephotographers
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schrammphotography To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." - Clara Ortega

#bellefontainecemetery #tombstonetuesday #grave #graveyard_dead #graveyard #cemetery #tombstone #siblings #love #stl #stlouis #saintlouis
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schrammphotography I've been gone for a while in a miserable time warp of terrible health. "A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us"

Pema Chödrön, The Places that Scare You

#urbanexploration
#urbex
#urbandecay #tv_urbex #abandonment_seekers #abandoned #filthyfemales #filthyfeeds #stlouis #abandoned_junkies #abandonedplaces #abandonedbuilding #urbexnation
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  •   deftony83 Dopeness 1mon
  •   ourpowers How do you find your places to explore? 1mon
  •   schrammphotography @ourpowers I drive around a lot for my day job so I see a lot of abandoned places but I've been exploring for over a decade. Also st Louis public schools recently did tours of a lot of the abandoned schools that are for sale 1mon
  •   ourpowers @schrammphotography I heard about the tours and would LOVE to hit the Cleveland! I missed the tours but they told me who to contact. 🏼 I'm also hoping to get into the old city hall. Hoping a friend can pull some strings. 1mon

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schrammphotography 'll lay down my glasses
I'll lay down in houses
If things come alive
I'll subtract pain by ounces

#urbanexploration #urbex #urbandecay #tv_urbex #urbexnation #abandonment_seekers #abandoned #saintlouis #filthyfemales #filthyfeeds #grimeeaters #abandonedstl
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schrammphotography As above, so below. The human being finds himself, or herself, in the middle. There is as much space outside the human, proportionately, as inside. Stars, moons, and planets remind us of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Is there a bigger being walking with all the stars within? Does our thinking affect what goes on outside us, and what goes on inside us? I think it does -the log lady

#country #midwest #emptyroad #cornfields #photoshoot
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schrammphotography When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

I have learned a lot of valuable and painful lessons on friendship in the past year
#urbex #urbanexploration #urbandecay #urbexnation #urbex_rebels #urbex_lady #urbex_supreme #abandoned #abandonment_seekers #tv_urbex #abandonedplaces #abandonment_issues #filthyfemales #filthyfeeds #grimeeaters
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schrammphotography Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.
-ray Bradbury

#saintlouis #cemetery #tombstonetuesday
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schrammphotography I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.

Cassandra Clare

#bloodmilkjewels #bloodmilk #zennioptical
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schrammphotography Coming home the other night after work it was beautiful in the neighborhood #locustbusinessdistrict #saintlouis 3mon

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schrammphotography We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.

Chuck Palahniuk

#saintlouis #stl #stlouis #urbanexploration #urbex #filthyfemales #stainedglass #filthyfeeds #grimeeaters #tv_urbex #urbexnation
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schrammphotography Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.

Janet Fitch, White Oleander

#climatron #missouribotanicalgarden #saintlouis #stl #stlouis #placesmydayjobtakesme
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schrammphotography It's hard to be a bright light in a dim world.

Gary Starta

#missouribotanicalgarden #lanternfestival #stlouis #stl #placesmydayjobtakesme
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schrammphotography The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this.

Chuck Palahniuk

#neworleans #magazinestreet #daydreaming #nola #stvincentsguesthouse #stvincentinfantasylum
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schrammphotography Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.

Pablo Neruda

#bellefontainecemetery #tombstonetuesday #stlouis #grave #cemetery #graveyard
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schrammphotography We here have been brutalized with loss. It has made us brutal in return -Vanessa Ives

#neworleans #nola #cemetery #tombstonetuesday #stlouiscemetery
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schrammphotography The only thing you can count on is blood. The blood that's in your veins and the blood that's in mine. -Nucky Thompson
#nola #neworleans #strochshrine #strochcemetery #tombstonetuesday #grave
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schrammphotography Louisiana is a fresh-air mental asylum.

James Lee Burke, Pegasus Descending (Dave Robicheaux, #15)

#neworleans #nola #louisiana
4mon
  •   andruserin I have been trying to find this wall can you tell me where it is? Oh and love your pictures! 4mon
  •   schrammphotography @andruserin honestly I have no clue! I feel terrible. I was driving around the garden district when I stumbled across it 4mon
  •   andruserin That's ok! Thank you (: 4mon

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schrammphotography Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins.” – Ignatius J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Ive been back to the grind in Saint Louis but im dreaming of new Orleans every day

#neworleans #nola #gardendistrict #magazinestreet #stvincentsguesthouse
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