|Some of the best neons Columbus has to offer, as shot by me 2007-2017.|
Friday, June 23, 2017
I took time last week on June 14, aka 614 Day to celebrate the best neon signs in Columbus. In the 10 years I have been doing this project, I have had the opportunity to snap some classic neon signage. Unfortunately, many of the greats I never got to know, as much has been lost to time, as the National Road (Route 40) was bypassed by Interstate 70 decades ago, and more recently with the troublesome rise of cheaper yet much less aesthetically pleasing LED sign. We do still have many greats still in existence, and thankfully, many I have snapped over the last decade are still in existence and shine as bright as ever.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The unusually warm winter of 2016-17 has been good for many things, including photo shoots. The period between early December and late February was likely the busiest I had been with this project in at least 5 years. For the latest updates, please visit the following social media platforms, since this is where I post closest to real time: Instagram (@Columbusneon), Twitter (@ColumbusNeon), and my Facebook page Columbus Neon. Instagram is home to my most recent posts, as I have posted in real time after shooting, and the posts are linked to my Twitter & Facebook. Here I will post most of the highlights of winter since my last post which was the Grandview tour in early December.
|Another Bexley Beauty. Taken the evening of Sun. 02/19|
|I really like how this shot came out, Café Istanbul, Bexley, taken the evening of Sun. 02/19|
|Palle by Moretti, in Grandview, taken evening of 03/08|
|Bun's Restaurant, Delaware, OH, View 1|
|Bun's Restaurant, Delaware, OH, View 2|
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
2016 overall, was a down year for me, and that is putting it lightly. However, one bright spot was my increase in neoning (pun intended). While I caught many great pieces of neon this year, I did come up with a list of the top 10 in my opinion that I grabbed this year.
|It was tough to narrow it down to 10, but this is it.|
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
I have done more neoning this year probably than the last 2 combined. While not quite my 2007-09 heyday, I am glad to be keeping my mind off of things by shooting the gas and glass. The few short north pics (Out on High, at 5th and N. High)and Grandview revisit were taken the late afternoon/early evening of Fri. 12/2
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Though it was a bright, warm November afternoon, I was able to watch these cool neons at a Travel Center (read Truck Stop) in Carroll, Ohio, near Lancaster in Fairfield County, east of Columbus. Some edited versions of these can be found on my Instagram page and on facebook. All pics taken the afternoon of Fri. 11/11.