Scranton Lace in B&W
I was going through some of my images from Scranton Lace in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is probably my favorite building I have photographed with the Abandoned America Group. It is a massive 600,000 square foot building full of great architectural details and objects from when it was the top lace producer in the world. I decided to work with these images in black & white versus color. They were all taken with my wonderful Fuji X-Pro 1 and what I love about the Fuji camera is the ability to see through the viewfinder in black & white. It is really easy for me to compose when I am looking at a black & white image. I can really see the light and shadows which I am always working with when I photograph an abandoned building. The image above is looking from one vast factory room to another. I loved the doors and the play of light that was going on in the room beyond.
The image below is a shot of the pattern room. These are patterns that were used to make lace tablecloths. They remind me of giant punch cards. Again, I like the shadows and light in this room.
The room below was a room I found off a very dark hallway. I absolutely love photographing in this building because just when you think you have seen the entire building you stumble across a gem like this.
I’ve been told that these wonderful racks are no longer standing. Scranton Lace is in the middle of being refurbished so I am glad I was able to capture this. You can see just how long this room is.
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