In 50mm 1.4, industrial, urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

By now, this old mill has gone quiet completely. When I was shooting there back in October, the business was in shut-down mode. The funky machines were slated for scrap (some were saved for posterity) and the big machines on the lower floor (like this one) were being dismantled. I’m pretty sure that, outside of …


In 50mm 1.4, industrial, urbex, Vintage by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

I won’t pretend that I know what the company makes – or made. But it has something to do with fine wire combs used in the fabric industry. The wire bristles are somehow embedded in the thick canvas fabric, like the coil in this shot. Or something like that.   Related Images:


In 16-35mm f3.5, urbex, Vintage by Robert Lussier3 Comments

This week I’ll be bringing you a few images from a mill in my area that will remain nameless. At least for now. I was invited in to shoot it by the family who owns it, but was asked to keep the location out of my blog. So I apologize for the lack of details …

Pacific Pipes

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A quick post for today. Another shot from my Pacific Mill shoot with Dave Wilson this past Saturday. On this shoot, I broke out my 24mm PC-E (Tilt Shift) lens for the first time in a long time. After 5 minutes, I started to wonder why I let it gather dust for so long. Shifting …


In urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

  This image has been sitting in my catalog for a long time – over a year. It was shot around dusk at a (duh) Steel Facility in Lawrence. I was going to post it around the time I shot it didn’t quite work for me. I came across it last night while I was …

Steel Bench

In 24mm PC-E, urbex by Robert Lussier4 Comments

Click image to view larger. I had a great phone conversation last night with my good friend, Jacques Gudé. It was a long conversation that pulled me away from a couple of things I wanted to get done, but didn’t really want to sink my teeth into. That’s a good thing (procrastination, thy name is …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Carbide

In 50mm 1.4, industrial, urbex by Robert Lussier5 Comments

I never took shop in High School and I’m not much of a handy man, so I wouldn’t know carbide from carbon. But from what Frank tells me, carbide is the grade of steel that does the cutting. Evidently it’s also the grade that drill bits are made of. The day I shot these images, …

Many Tanks

In 85mm f1.4, urbex by Robert Lussier5 Comments

Well, three tanks, to be exact. This is, I think, the third of four images I have of these tanks I found  near the Wilmington, NC port. Well, technically I didn’t ‘find’ them. They were there all along. They were in the open for all to see. Except for the barbed wire fence around the …

Bolton Emerson Americas: POSITIVELY NO SMOKING

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Welcome to the Woodworking Shop at Bolton Emerson Americas. Yes, I said woodworking. I was a little surprised myself, until it was explained to me. The “knives” that are made in the heat treat area are forged, sharpened and shaped to fit the specifications of a wide variety of pulping machines. The knives are the …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Getting it Straight

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I got the impression that this machine is not used very often. It sits kind of isolated from the rest, distant from what appears to be a natural workflow. Bobby, a fixture at Bolton Emerson Americas for the past 49 year, told me, “if any of the bars need straightening, we use this machine.” Related …