The remains of an abandoned building with just a chimney remaining under the night sky.

Impermanence | Abandoned Building Under the Stars

The remains of an abandoned building that burned down during the massive 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego County. All that's left is the fireplace and cement foundation, there is no roof or walls.

The Story Behind the Photo

The Cedar Fire in 2003 was a massively destructive wildfire that burned hundreds of thousands of acres of land in San Diego county. With the devastation in the Cuyamaca area and the Cleveland National forest, many buildings were destroyed and this building is one of the casualties. It seems fitting that all that remains is the fireplace and chimney that was undoubtably the central gathering spot.

Throughout the area there are many other such buildings that burned down either in the Cedar Fire or another wildfire. Like this one, in most cases only the fireplace and a bit of foundation remains. These buildings can be challenging to find as they are often not visible from the main roads, but when I find one I get a bit of rush as if I found buried treasure.

I enjoy visiting this spot because nobody comes here and it's very peaceful and quiet at night. A relic of a past time and the only company are the stars and Milky Way galaxy. Just pull up a chair and watch the night sky.

About the Prints

This photograph is available in a limited edition of 100 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity. Small prints under 15" on the long dimension are excluded from the edition. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Museum Quality Print

Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Paper

This is a photographic print made on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag which is a heavyweight (310 gsm) and 100% cotton paper. The image is printed using pigment inks with outstanding archival properties. All images are printed at the listed size on paper that is slightly larger resulting in an additional border. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please inquire for international rates.


Acrylic Fine Art Print with a Float Mount — Ready to Hang

Trulife Acrylic Fine Art Print

This is a photographic print where the front has been directly adhered to a sheet of TruLife acrylic which is an ultra clear, scratch resistant, and anti-reflective glazing. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally and bounces it off the surface of the print resulting in a display with incredible depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to have light emanating from the image itself. The back of the print is sealed with another layer of protective acrylic.

The print comes ready to hang with hidden mounting hardware on the back that makes the print appear as if it is floating in front of the wall. No additional framing is needed. Choose this medium for a modern and minimalist presentation.

Print is signed and numbered on verso (back).

Please allow 4-6 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please inquire for international rates.


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