Steven Perlmutter, Mike Tully and I hit the Stone and Everett Mills on Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours of shooting. We started in the Everett where Mike got lost in clutter and Steven explored the stairwells, both turning out some really cool shots. I had other ideas and even went back on Sunday to follow up on an idea. But that’s a story for another time.
When we got to the Stone Mill I, almost immediately, made my way to the office on the fourth floor. I had some unfinished business there. Back in September when my friend, Dave Wilson was up for a visit, he shocked me when he found these keys nailed to the floor and expertly photographed them, as only Dave can. I would link to the image, but I can’t find it on his site. Maybe Dave will find it for me and comment! Anyway, after seeing Dave’s shot, I was determined to get my own take on that cool little quirk of Stone.
That’s the thing about the Stone Mill — you can always find something new to shoot. A her feature that had gone unnoticed, a new composition of things you’ve shot before. It is never boring.
On a related note …
Steven and I have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve gotten to the concept of the Historic Mills Photography Workshops, both within the history and art circles of Lawrence and our online community of photographers. Plans are moving forward and we will officially announce our first workshop later this week. Thanks for all the support and kind words!