Stone Smokestack

In lawrence, mills, Uncategorized by Robert Lussier2 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! I thought I’d end the week with another re-processing of an older image. I used the same technique on this that I used on yesterday’s image, maybe with some slight differences. This is, of course, the Stone Mill in Lawrence, MA. Lawrence was the country’s first planned city and the Stone Mill was …

Bolton-Emerson Americas: Artie

In 20mm f2.8, industrial by Robert Lussier4 Comments

Artie works in the Heat Treat Shop at Bolton Emerson. Here he’s operating a punch press. A giant flywheel in the back of the machine provides enough torque to punch a hole through piece of steel 3/8 inch. Related Images:

Bolton Emerson Americas: Bits

In 50mm 1.4, urbex by Robert Lussier4 Comments

This is an image from the “tool crib” at Bolton Emerson Americas. It’s a detail shot of one of the shelves containing drill bits and other tools and parts which, back in the day, employees would sign out to use and sign back in on return. It’s all about accountability. Back in the day was …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Cradle

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Once the iron bars that will become the “knives” of the pulping machines are forged in the oven, they are placed on this cradle and lowered into the vat of oil to be cooled. Moving them is a three man task. Related Images:

Bolton Emerson Americas: Alchemy

In industrial, lawrence by Robert Lussier3 Comments

The second day I shot at the machine shop, two of the gigantic King Milling Machines were busy at work, spinning metal into ‘gold’ for Bolton Emerson Americas. When shooting HDR, I usually try to avoid motion. It means lots of masking (at least) and it can result in unusable images. This is different. The …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Industrial Light

In industrial, lawrence by Robert Lussier5 Comments

Thing is, I’ve driven past buildings like this before. They are not of the style of architecture that make you turn your head and say, “Damn. I need to photograph that.” They are part of the benign urban landscape. You just keep driving. No second thought. But light is an amazing thing. It can transform …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Stokvis Edera

In industrial, lawrence by Robert Lussier2 Comments

A quick search on Stokvis Edera & Co., Inc. returned practically no results. I found a patent for one of their milling machines, and a mention in the classifieds section of a Popular Mechanics magazine from April 6, 1957 (a year before I was born, to the day!). But here it is in action. A …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Long View

In industrial, lawrence, Uncategorized by Robert Lussier3 Comments

When I walked onto the main production floor of Bolton Emerson Americas, this was the first shot I actually “saw.” There was plenty to shoot before I saw this, but sensory overload hit me when I walked in. My head was pivoting back and forth trying to focus on something. I saw this barrel of …