Pretty Patina Photography is not advocating, condoning, suggesting, nor recommending that any one follow in my footsteps. If you do so, you do it at your own risk. I am a sole photographer searching for the beauty in abandoned, deserted, and dilapidated structures and historic places. I am here to share my stories with you, so that you do not have to risk going to these places. The things that I may do are considered dangerous/hazardous and I never explore dangerous areas alone. The places that I go are closed and deserted. I do not go to these places with the intent to damage, harm, vandalize, tag/graffiti, break in, or steal.

The information that I share at prettypatinaphotography.com is simple history with location information if known. It is my research, experiences, thoughts, and comments in regards to these places. I research the places that I go as thoroughly as possible before hand. I have encountered the issue of going to a property and the structure having been removed, that it was clearly posted, or it contains hazardous chemicals on the grounds. The word may be “abandoned” but someone owns these buildings.  Whether it is state, county, or private property, if you don’t have the owners permission it is trespassing if you enter the site beyond the posted perimeter.

Therefore, the information available on my website may not be 100% accurate, complete, or up to date. Please do not use this site as a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you are concerned for your safety. Pretty Patina Photography does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy of the information available through the website or about the condition or integrity of the structures/properties that are discussed. I can only attest to the conditions of the properties on the day that I was there.

I am willing to give addresses to these places, but it is understood that I am not responsible, nor liable for any injuries or damages that you may incur. Once you leave this website, what you do, you do at your own risk. Please do not take this information in order to vandalize or steal from a location.

Furthermore, In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Regarding reproduction of images, you can definitely share photos using the provided social media buttons, or simply the URL of the page. You may NOT save the images to your hard drive, upload them to other websites, or distribute them otherwise. Thanks for understanding.

Thank you and be safe!

Katy Ells
Independent Photographer/Owner
Pretty Patina Photography