Mill City

In architecture, Cityscape, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier1 Comment

I wasn’t sure what to call this image. It was shot from the Pacific Mill yard — one of my favorite places in Lawrence to shoot. I grabbed this shot (believe it or not) around noon during one the Historic Mills Photo Walks that I host with my friend, Steven Perlmutter. I used my 10 …

The Clock Tower

In 16-35mm f3.5, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I grabbed this image during my first visit to the roof of the Ayer Mill in 2010. It is another older image that I recently reworked in black and white. The effort appears to be taking shape as a series.   Related Images:

An Empty Mill Floor

In 24mm PC-E, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

The very literal title reflects the fact that I am at a loss for words in titling this image. That is not to be mistaken for a loss of enthusiasm in actually shooting the mills! This one is from the Washington Mill a couple of years back. I explored the building with my friend Brian …

Pacific Windows

In industrial, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier1 Comment

Here is another shot from last week’s visit to the Pacific Mill in Lawrence. The cinder block wall across the way was once an entryway for one of the connecting footbridges that help define these buildings. Related Images:

Working the Pacific Mill

In 24mm PC-E, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier1 Comment

Lawrence’s Pacific Mill is one that I’ve shot  many many times from the exterior, but have only shot the interior a couple of times. Most recently, a few weeks ago with my friend Steven Perlmutter. It is a sprawling facility, so it will definitely take more than a couple of attempts to capture its rustic …

The Stairwell

In 15mm fisheye 2.8, architecture, mills by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I’ll round out the week with another shot from the Wannalancit Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts. The moment I stepped into the stairwell I knew I wanted to start shooting with my fisheye lens. But I didn’t have this shot in mind at the time. I was thinking more of a classic wide spiral (which I …

Spiral Light

In 20mm f2.8, Lowell, mills by Robert Lussier5 Comments

Here is another shot from the Wannalancit Mill in Lowell. I can’t tell you how much fun this was to shoot. Or how overwhelming it was. I mean that in a good way. This one was shot with my wide prime Nikon 20mm f2.8. And it is one of my favorites from the set. I …

Wannalancit Mill Spiral

In 16-35mm f3.5, Lowell, mills by Robert Lussier4 Comments

Last week I had a chance to photograph two gorgeous staircases at the Wannalancit Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts — another mill city on the Merrimack River that shaped America’s Industrial Revolution. Lowell is also the city I was born and raised in, so it holds a special place in my heart. The Wannalancit Mill was …

The Clock Tower

In 16-35mm f3.5, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier1 Comment

I thought I’d wind up the week with one more shot of the Ayer Mill Clock Tower. This one is from a few years ago when I got a chance to go to the roof of the Ayer Mill, but not into the tower itself. It was a bittersweet morning. I was thrilled to get …

Clock Works

In 20mm f2.8, lawrence, mills by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

Here is another shot from last Saturday’s clock tower shoot. This one (obviously) without Charlie. I grabbed this just after Charlie told Steven Perlmutter and me about the massive undertaking that was the restoration process. The clock stopped working in 1955 and remained unattended until the early 90s. The condition of the various pieces of …