Al and i rode around yesterday and shot an old mill near Spartanburg and Greenville, SC.The first two images were from the outside of an old mill near Spartanburg and the rest are from a mill near Greenville. Both exteriors and interiors hold abundant secrets to photograph.
This is one our favorite places to photograph. It is on National Register of Historic Places and is the only extant, complete roller mill of its type remaining in SC.
One of the joys of photography, film or digital is that one can relook at an older image with fresh eyes and better wet or digital darkroom skills.
Yesterday we rode around and found a few old barns and an old mill which we photographed before they disappear.
The Wile Carding Mill is a small but interesting historical site with a lot to see in a small, dark space. ” From 1860 to 1968, this water-powered mill lightened the workload for Nova Scotian farm families by carding a week’s worth of wool in one hour!”
Photography is like memory except you can go back to photographs and rethink them or share some images you haven’t shared yet. This occurred to me when I went back to the recent shoot with my friend, Al so here are some more old mill pictures with demolition and graffiti images.Photograp
This and the next few entries will be of things generally hidden from view unless you prowl a bit. The old chairs near and exit area certainly carries a story. The graffiti are always entertaining and occasionally a tad annoying.
I am going to rest a bit from my NY trip and today’s blog is from a trip to an abandoned mill with my buddy, Al. The contrast between the mill, which is being demolished, and the trees and other greenery taking over the place is interesting to me.Walls and doors with vistas and graffiti are rich visual experiences.