In 2011 and '12 I documented the buildings, site, and businesses in an area known as Asheville's Stockyards. Formerly the site of a busy trade in cattle and livestock of all kinds, in recent years, the site along the west side of the French Broad River, across from the River Arts District, had taken on a neglected and funky look. Favored by graffiti artists and the homeless, the site still hosted several businesses, including a cafe, a car parts store, an auction house, and a concrete pumping business, as well as others. The buildings, originally tobacco storage warehouses, were dilapidated and overgrown with vines. In other words, it was a great place to make pictures.