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Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape
(With Thomas E. Rinaldi)
Briarcliff Lodge (Images of America)
|Media listing of published photos, articles, and online contributions|
|Upcoming Presentations ~ List of previous illustrated presentations|
Yasinsac has been documenting historic and distinctive architecture in the
Hudson Valley since 1994. A resident of Tarrytown, New York, Rob has
focused his work on ruins and abandoned buildings. Many of the buildings
he has photographed are no longer standing or are threatened by
demolition. His photographs were recognized in the mid 1990s by local
historical societies, and were later presented in exhibits at the State
University of New York at Oswego, where he was a student from 1995 to
1999. Rob’s desire to record disappearing historic buildings in the
changing landscape of the Hudson Valley has captured the attention of the
New York Times, The Journal News (of Westchester, Rockland,
and Putnam Counties), Preservation Magazine and other publications
as far away as Japan. Along with Tom Rinaldi, Rob maintains the web site
www.hudsonvalleyruins.org. He has also lectured widely on the subject.
"Rob occasionally enjoys partaking in a good round of demolition derby
at abandoned brickyards throughout the Hudson Valley."
On the Hickman Bridge Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah. March 2007.
At Philipsburg Manor, 1750.
From the Brooks Brothers photo shoot.
Rocking the banyan.
At the Plumb-Bronson House, Hudson, NY. May 24, 2008.
At the 100-inch reflecting telescope, Mt. Wilson, CA, June 2006.
"The place weirds me out. It smells like animals. Where are we?
- The old zoo. -
The ooolllldd zoooo! The oollldd zoo. The old--
Not the new zoo, but the old zoo."
Los Angeles, CA, July 2008.
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, July 2007. Cubs Win!
Rickwood Field, baseball heaven. Birmingham, AL.
April 23, 2009, the day after the Wilco concert at Sloss Furnaces.
Shea Goodbye, September 27, 2008.
Pond hockey at Turtle Pond, the old swimming pool on the Gracemere estate, Tarrytown, NY.
(Scroll mouse over image for alternate take.)
At the great ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England. February 2010.
Bannerman's, post-collapse, March 2010.
Piazza Dante, Catania, Sicily. June 22, 2011.
Self-portrait in unbroken mirror in a haunted house in Sleepy Hollow, 2011.
You can tell it is haunted because the place is glowing with eerie green light.
Oswego, November 2011.
With Tom Rinaldi, at Glenwood, Yonkers, NY. June 2, 2001.