ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
I am a explorer, in search of lost and forgotten history.
Years ago, the asylums, factories, churches, resorts and ships I have photographed were saturated with life. The people working, inhabiting and visiting these locations were experiencing many of the same emotions we feel today; hope, despair, love, sorrow, happiness, tragedy. The only difference is that as these locations vanish, their lives are being forgotten.
My hope is to preserve these memories, before these historic buildings are gone and replaced by strip malls.
Urban Ghosts (Online)
"Light and Life In Decay: The UrbEx Photos of Amy Heiden"
Palooka Literary Journal
Photograph of Jane, the mannequin, at Grizzly Island, featured on the magazine cover.
Photograph of Pat Monahon, lead singer of Train, featured in the Critic's Choice/Music Section.
International Bowling Industry
Photos and Interview for article, "Do Bowling Centers Have Souls?"
RAW San Francisco: 111 Minna, San Francisco - October 21, 2010
Mare Island Nocturnes: Mare Island Historic Park Foundation Museum, Vallejo - August / September 2011
Open Show Retrospective: Rayko Photo, San Francisco - October 2011
Nocturnes 20th Anniversary: Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco - November 2011