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    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009 edited
    I heard a little while ago that one of our number, MundaneJoy (Ian Talty) died today.

    It just made the news.

    Ian Talty, 30, of Woodbury and a 29-year-old friend were photographing a tunnel on the St. Paul side of the Mississippi River south of the Marshall Avenue bridge when a thunderstorm erupted, filling the tunnel with rainwater and sweeping the men into the river, St. Paul police say.

    Talty’s friend was able to make it to shore on his own, but Talty was not.

    I'm sure some of you remember his enthusiasm for urban exploration, and his excellent photography.

    I understand that friends and family are en route to the Twin Cities. Obviously, our thoughts are with them.
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    This is absolutely awful, I barely know what to say. I didn't really know him all that well, but I could recognize any of his photography in a second. His ability to capture city architecture and turn decaying structure into beautiful landscapes was breathtaking. We spoke a bit about urban exploration and I really admired his passion for it. His presence will be missed. This is devastating news.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    RIP, man.

    The MSP area is a fantastic place for photography and I'll miss his shots and his conversation.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    That is terrible news.
    Rest in peace, Ian.
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    Shit! That's horrible.

    RIP Ian.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    that's terrible news, very very sad indeed
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    I'm sad to hear it.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009

    His passion really was his life..
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    I'm sorry to hear that. That sucks.
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    thoughts are with his family
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    Very sorry to hear that.
    Rest in peace Mundane Joy.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    That's terrible news. RIP.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    That's horrible news. I'll spend some time looking through his photos - seems the best funeral to give him, here.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    Very sad news.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    oh my gosh, this is horrible ;_;
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    I'll have a drink to his life and memory. Godspeed sir.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    God damn it.
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    Terrible news.

    I'll be in that neighborhood on Wednesday, if anybody has anything they want added to the physical memorial.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    Rest in peace. The icy photos he took were brilliant.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009 edited

    I really did love his photography too.

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