Hello! Welcome to my website. I wanted to share a bit about my reasons for creating this site. I’ve been photographing gothic architecture, historic buildings, museums, cemeteries, and events since 2019. I made this website to share a collection of the thousands of photos I have taken over the years, but I also hope it will be used as a resource for those who are looking to learn more about certain buildings. I personally have struggled a lot with finding info on lesser known buildings, which is why I’ve spent countless hours compiling all the info I’ve found from resources as accessible as Wikipedia sources, but also old parish books from the 1890s, plus there is a surprising amount of info in pamphlets I've collected that isn't available online. A lot of the buildings I’ve visited don’t have any good photos online, so I hope viewers are also inspired to visit these places for themselves after seeing the photos and history! I try to capture the small easily overlooked details of architecture and art. I really respect the architects, so I think it's important to showcase all of the often very symbolic decorative elements. Every detail is intentional. Thank you for being here. I have put so much time and love into this site and I will continue to update it with new and old photos almost weekly. 
My Photography Story
I had never been interested in churches at all until I was looking for locations for a cosplay shoot in April 2019 and I thought First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh would be the perfect place for one of the characters I had recently gotten a costume for (Bang Dream’s Yukina). A few weeks after the shoot I thought I’d look into the building. I saw the stone details, the scale of the church, and the huge vibrant stained glass windows (they were almost all Tiffany, which is what made me become interested in his work). The same year, I was in Pittsburgh for a month and at this point I was very interested in gothic architecture. I even visited multiple churches a day. My photos from then weren’t great, but it was an important time for me to learn about composition, lighting, and how to capture details, which has become my favorite thing about photography. I was struggling a lot during that time and photography is what got me through it. I was actually there for a month for an intensive therapy program because of depression. Who would’ve thought the photography would be my therapy as a result of this trip? Thank you old buildings for making me a much happier person.
About me
I’m 20 years old as of the time of writing this, and my passions and hobbies aside from all the stuff already on this page are obscure Japanese 80s metal bands, bass guitar, fashion, collecting Japanese music magazines (I have 60+ right now, all from the 80s-90s), and of course cosplay. I’ve been cosplaying since 2017 and I love doing shoots of my cosplays almost as much as I love photographing architecture. One of my favorite things to do when I see a building or church I photograph is to take photos or selfies with it as if I’m a groupie with a celebrity. I think it's fun to have nicknames for buildings such as St. Johnny’s for St John the Divine, St Timmy’s, St Pete and Pauls (sometimes Adam and Steve’s), and have contacts in my phone so I can have their “birthdays” in my calendar (the day their cornerstone was laid). Below are some photos of me with and my cosplay pics at churches, including the photos of the day I was introduced to gothic architecture.
St Mike's
St Mike's
St Johnny's
St Johnny's
Shoot at First Presby
Shoot at First Presby
St Johnny's
St Johnny's
Shoot at Smitty's (Smithfield United Church of Christ)
Shoot at Smitty's (Smithfield United Church of Christ)
St Pete and Paul's
St Pete and Paul's
Pointing at Some Lamps at St Mike's
Pointing at Some Lamps at St Mike's
School at St Pete and Paul's
School at St Pete and Paul's
Flagler College
Flagler College
Crying at St Pete and Paul's
Crying at St Pete and Paul's

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