Spotlights

In architecture, hdr, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

[singlepic id=589 w=600] A couple of weeks ago, I went back to the Stone Mill in Lawrence. I think it was the first day I’ve shot in that building on a sunny day. Past shoots were overcast or raining. The sun popping through the small skylight windows added depth to the attic that I hadn’t …

Boott Mills

In hdr, Lowell, mills by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

[singlepic id=585 w=450 h= float=] I set out yesterday to get into the building on the right. It is one of the last mill buildings in Lowell that hasn’t been converted to apartments of office space. It is part of the Boott Cotton Mills complex. The other buildings in the complex are apartments now. I …

Chiaroscuro

In hdr, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier2 Comments

[singlepic id=496 w=450 h= float=] This is the third floor hallway in the Stone Mill. I really like the sharp contrast of light and dark in this image. “Chiaroscuro”, for you art history majors out there.

History

In hdr, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

[singlepic id=493 w=890 h= float=] The title of this post is not about this image of the Stone Mill Staircase and Doorway (although I do hope you like it) but about the motivation behind my mill photography. It is History. While buildings like these are a haven for us “urbex” photographers, for me they also hold …

Secure

In hdr, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

[singlepic id=492 w=600] This latch secures the door that leads to the walkway to the Everett Mill. Well, it leads to what’s left of the walkway to the Everett Mill. The current managers of the buildings tore the decaying wood from the frame leaving just the iron skeleton. Presumably in the name of safety.

Stone Mill Staircase

In hdr, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

[singlepic id=491 w=450] I spent last Saturday shooting at the Stone Mill with a very talented HDR Photographer, Brian Matiash. Six hours of shooting and two different perspectives on a historic old building. This old spiral staircase has amazing character. I could spend hours shooting and come up with dozens of great (or at least good) …

Lucky 13

In architecture, hdr, industrial, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier2 Comments

[singlepic id=480 w=540] When I shoot at the mills I am always concerned about where I leave my car. I don’t like to leave it in plain sight for a couple of reasons: I don’t really want it to end up in my frame and then have to go move it and; I am not …