After a couple months of emails with the Philadelphia Prisons System, I was finally granted permission to photograph the abandoned Holmesburg Prison in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It turns out, I’m not the only one that was inquiring about visiting this Historic location. Neil Ta, a photographer from Canada made the road trip down for some Philly Urbex. He was also included in a group email that went out recently by the Philadelphia Prisons System, giving us a few dates to choose from.

We had just 2 1/2 hours to photograph Holmesburg and at first glance it had all of the same elements of Eastern State Penitentiary, without the tourists. This was the real deal when it came to abandoned prisons and I’m excited to share this first image with you.