The Back Steps

In 14mm f2.8, urbex by Robert Lussier10 Comments

  I know. I know. More stairs. I can’t help myself. I know I have a couple of more images like this one from the Belchertown State School but there is something refreshing about shooting a familiar subject with a new lens. In this case, I revisited this site with my 14mm 2.8 lens. I …

Ayer Mill Stairs

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

The architecture of these 19th century mills have a lot in common. With the exception of the Stone Mill, they are all made primarily of bricks and wooden beams. They were built primarily for function, not form. The tall windows and vast open floor space were designed to maximize natural lighting and accommodate the huge …


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

I think I need help. I can’t stop shooting these old staircases. They are all similar in many ways, but each set of stairways seems to have its own personality. This is sixth floor landing of one of the stairwells in the Everett Mill in Lawrence. Related Images:

For M. C. Escher

In architecture, lawrence by Robert Lussier1 Comment

I think the title says it all. My fascination with staircases and stairwells, especially the ones in the old mills is directly related to my love of  M. C. Escher‘s work. This one is from the Everett Mill in Lawrence. I just love the the symmetry. Related Images:


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

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 some sentimental value. I grew …