A goodbye to David A.

a man sits on a front porch with mining memorobilia

David A. Lucas of Hegins, PA died on June 8th, 2019 at age 67, from injuries sustained in a car crash which also killed his wife LaRae. David was a […]

Even in Coal Country, Trump Aid Won’t Keep This Power Plant Open

https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/even-in-coal-country-trump-aid-wont-keep-this-power-plant-open https://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2018/08/schuylkill-county-anthracite-coal-waste.html “Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, Friday announced it filed a notice of suspension of operations with PJM and other mandatory regulatory notifications related to the retirement of […]

The Anthracite King from above

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The Womers were a few of the last die-hard Centralia residents. They’re mentioned in the This American Life episode “Fire” which features a story about Centralia. The house was abandoned […]

Lackawanna & Susquehanna

The orange water of the Lackawanna River, polluted by acid mine drainage from the Old Forge Borehole, meets the Susquehanna. The Old Forge Borehole is the largest single point source […]


Byrnesville, a small village adjacent to Centralia was condemned at the same time due to the underground fire.

Self Portrait, Jim Thorpe

Self Portrait, Jim Thorpe PA. October, 2012. Mamiya 7 on color negative film Originally called Mauch Chunk, the town was a transportation hub for coal products on the Lehigh River. […]

scanner glitch

i love how these images came out…. the film (35mm color slide film) got stuck in the Pakon scanner and made a beautiful accident. This trailer is parked across the […]

Knox Mine Disaster Memorial

I attended a memorial event for the Knox Mine Disaster on its 58th anniversary, January 22 2017. The Knox disaster occurred when the Susquehanna river broke through an illegal coal […]

St. Clair, April 2017

The view from above the Coal Creek Shopping Center, located in a reclaimed strip mine. I shot this on 35mm film with a Canon FTb in April 2017, while I […]

The Beginning: Centralia

Centralia was the beginning of my fascination with Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region. In 2012, I traveled to Centralia to work on a documentary photography assignment during my spring break as a […]