Few things in my photographic life make me as happy as finding a new abandoned place to wonder around and make photographs. I spend a good deal of time while I am at work driving around scouting for new locations. A couple of months ago I was driving around over in prospect park and found this huge lumber yard complex. I must have driven past this place a thousand times in the last few years. I don't even know how long it's been empty. I drove around until I could find an access point. The next week My partner in crime @thaiphypq and I went to check it out. It's a desolate wasteland. It's one of those places where you wonder if anyone has even been there since you were there a week ago lol.
This place is enormous! I think we spent the whole first hour just looking around for places we wanted to shoot. We started at the loading dock.
From there we started moving around the side of the building by the lumber storage sheds. There was lots more cool graffiti. We took a moment to mess around with some light painting.
We got around to the other side of the main building to a loading dock that was super long.
Then, we found an entry point into the main building. There was a different opening by the loading dock but there was no way my fat ass was fitting through there. This place is seriously cool. Totally empty. even the electrical panels were ripped out.
This place is an absolute playground for anyone who is looking for a low light/long exposure challenge. It is pitch black in there. you have to use lights of some kind to get any kind of exposure. even my sony's weren't up to the challenge. I look forward to going back here many more times before they eventually tear the place down to build condos. Thank you for slogging through another one of my blog posts. Phil.