People associate Miami with sun and beaches, but dark corners of the city also exist.
Part II of Abandoned Miami delves into the art of urban exploration, a dangerous hobby which seeks to explore the richness of history within the forgotten spaces of cities. Many places get bulldozed shortly after abandonment and urban explorers try to capture the essence of these places before they are never seen again.
From a forgotten rocket which never made it to the moon, to a castle with a sealed fate, Abandoned Miami: Stay Out will take you into the lost places of Miami’s past. Between photos, historical facts, and personal perspective, Tanya Velazco tries to blend her real-life experiences with the stories of these locations in order to give a wider view of what these places were before.
This book will show you places in Miami you never knew existed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Tanya Velazco started at eight years old with her mother’s camera on a field trip to the Everglades. At fifteen, she bought her first camera, and at twenty-one started printing in a darkroom at Miami Dade College. This launched a career shooting expensive real estate and abandoned architecture. She is featured in a documentary called No Trespassing: The Art of Urban Exploration by Denise De La Vega which aired on PBS. She has also appeared in publications such as Robb Report, Ocean Drive, and Brickell Magazine, and has been interviewed on Channel 10 and CNN for her abandoned project “Abandoned Muse.” She is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, and lives in Miami with her beautiful daughter, mother, and her cat, Mr. Pookers.
Publisher: America Through Time
Images: 150 Color
Dimensions: 6 ½ × 9 ¼ inches