Bethany Helzer

has been a member since Apr 2008 and goes by riotjane.

Half of my work reflects the world of the forgotten. Growing up near Detroit, there was no shortage of this. Mostly I found myself intrigued by the beautiful architecture of a city in neglect, and wanted to document it before it all disappeared. I've taken a lot of slack from people because I choose to do this. This isn't exploitation. It's appreciation of something that is almost extinct. Now that I live in Madison, I can focus on nature and portraits. Most of the buildings are intact here.

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autumn abandonment

18 Nov 2010214 views, 30 favorites, 21 comments
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creepy piano baby

4 Jan 2010409 views, 21 favorites, 15 comments
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rain, rain, please go away....

27 Oct 2009487 views, 30 favorites, 10 comments
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21 Sep 2009836 views, 83 favorites, 42 comments
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she thinks she's people.

25 Aug 2009574 views, 40 favorites, 18 comments
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70/365/year2 me and my very heavy, new friend.

11 Jan 20091171 views, 65 favorites, 28 comments
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68/365/year2 one man's trash....

11 Jan 2009255 views, 10 favorites, 6 comments
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just let go.

27 Sep 20081984 views, 110 favorites, 39 comments
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265/365 make this pain subside

31 Jul 20081098 views, 38 favorites, 13 comments
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Exercising my early morning freedom of expression.

14 Jul 2008320 views, 14 favorites, 11 comments
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my "new" brownie

29 Jun 20081886 views, 29 favorites, 11 comments
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so serious

26 Apr 2008373 views, 22 favorites, 10 comments
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