The Photography of Vince Geier

Vince was born and raised in Queens, NY and moved to Cincinnati after a weekend that he spent here for a friend’s wedding about 12 years ago. He loved Cincinnati.

Vince had a passion for human kind and emotion. He loved urban exploration because he was fascinated with what we leave behind. He frequently commented on how he was intrigued by how nature takes over the structures we build once we are gone. He felt things a lot deeper than most people did, which made him very introspective and contributed to his artistic view of the world. Love meant everything in the world to him and he gave it to everyone that he felt might understand it. He had an amazing sense of humor and was constantly entertaining everyone with his witty observations of what went on around him. Vince noticed a lot about the world that no one else even pays attention to. He found great joy from the simple ridiculousness of his surroundings and found torment in loves lost. As everyones best friend, Vince will hold a very special place in the hearts of all that loved him.

alone in darkness moving quietly
no kin to see this world but mold and me
a crunch to each reverent step to be
a move along a paint chip rosary

I hold close this secret quest
my crimes are gone, my sins transgressed
with tunnel water I have been blessed
anointed one protector, thief and guest

the great machines are left to contemplate
this silent world that will disintegrate
my shutter clicks, a chime, a sound on slate
that forms a grey-green collection plate

and when disturbed the pigeon choir sings
a hymn to dead demolished Kirkbride wings
that’s heard by all explorer queens and kings
oh we who won’t salute what progress brings

~Written by Vince Geier

Vince Geier’s favorite quotes:

“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.”
– Stephen King, from the novella “The Body”

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.”
– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

‎”Everything on the internet is true.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2 responses

  1. Barbara

    How sad..at least it is over for him…

    October 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  2. I see Donna, how proud you are of Vincent, your son. He was so bright that no words can describe. A multifaceted guy that seem to love life. Why, I don’t understand, he wanted to live no more? Only God knows.

    October 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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