Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Afternoon: Post-Industrial Photos

Today, more so this afternoon, I was very uninterested in making any photographs. Not because I just didnt want to, but because it was a great day outside. The sun was out. Not a cloud in the sky. Very bight and sunny. Bright and sunny being conditions I wasn’t overly thrilled about. On my way into the studio I took a slight detour. I found myself in a photographic bliss and quickly changed my mind about wanting to shoot. I spent the next hour and a half meandering around the mills and found some great examples of Abandonment: The Human Disappearance. I use this term because over a 3 week period I did a photographic study of a house about to be torn down. You can view both essays by following the two links provided: Abandonment: The Disappearance-Part I and The Disappearance-Part II

Towards the end of my wanderings I found an area that seemed to be a little closed in. I saw an open door to one of the buildings. The image possibilities just bombarding my eyes. As I was about to make my way over another image commanded my attention. Suddenly a voice cracks out through the massive trailers and vehicles surrounding me. Abruptly I turned to be confronted by the property owner. After quickly announcing my purpose and being restricted as to what I could photograph, we started to engage in a very in-depth conversation about Holyoke and adjacent properties. To my surprise, this individual knew a substantial amount of information. He knew all the contemporary issues facing Holyoke, as well, he was very resourceful in terms of historic knowledge.

Below are some images from today:

DSC_0097 DSC_0099 DSC_0101 DSC_0106 DSC_0108 DSC_0110 DSC_0112 DSC_0114 DSC_0001 DSC_0006 DSC_0012 DSC_0013 DSC_0018 DSC_0020 DSC_0024 DSC_0027 DSC_0029 DSC_0033 DSC_0037 DSC_0040 DSC_0042 DSC_0044 DSC_0045-2 DSC_0049 DSC_0050 DSC_0057 DSC_0059 DSC_0065 DSC_0069 DSC_0074 DSC_0078 DSC_0089

DSC_0177 DSC_0180 DSC_0183 DSC_0197 DSC_0198 DSC_0199 DSC_0202 DSC_0206 DSC_0209 DSC_0211 DSC_0216 DSC_0224-2 DSC_0227 DSC_0230 DSC_0232 DSC_0233-2 DSC_0237-2 DSC_0239-2 DSC_0242-2 DSC_0243-2 DSC_0246 DSC_0247 DSC_0248-2 DSC_0119 DSC_0122 DSC_0132 DSC_0134 DSC_0141 DSC_0161 DSC_0171 DSC_0174


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