Photography by J. Burford


These are the "off-limits" loading tracks at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham. Sloss is full of fantastic locations if you happen to miss one or two "Keep Out" signs.


Local skaters in Birmingham found burned out buildings downtown made for an excellent skate park. No real equipment but rubble being used as easily as custom constructed hardwear.

J. Burford was born and raised in Alabama and has lived all over the state. Currently, he works as a chef and bartender in Birmingham. In life and work, he focuses on the counter-culture and diversity found anywhere. His aim as a photographer is to point out the beauty and intrigue inherent in everyone.