Industrial Remnants

May 16, 2023 | Blog, Photoblog, Photography

Mamiya 645 1000s on Illford HP5+

They’re almost like ancient giants hiding in plain sight. Just about anywhere you go, there they are. Keeping watch from the forgotten and overlooked places where nature has reclaimed. But the gate was open. And now the abandoned space let its presence be known.

Mamiya 645 1000s on Illford HP5+

I’ve passed by this place a handful of times on the way to another spot I like to check out often. But the light was always too harsh, or the weather wasn’t good. So when a minimally overcast day came along and I was riding around with a couple cameras, it lined to to grab a few shots.

These types of structures are easy to ignore while still maintained and operational. Once vacant and run down, the personalities emerge. Taking time to stop and poke around often yields some cool results. 

The black and white photos were taken with a Mamiya 645 1000s on Illford HP5+. The 35mm color shots were taken with a Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis. This was my first time both using HP5 on medium format and shooting on Lomo Metropolis at all. I’m pleased with how everything turned out with capturing the vibe of the environment of this abandoned place.

Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis

Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis

Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis

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