Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dystopian Glow

In the last week I have visited two completely different landscapes both holding the same otherworldly energy and vibes. I've learned my lessons among many different anecdotes and affirmations including, 'life begins at the end of your comfort zone' however none held so true until I trespassed into an old millinery warehouse set deep in the woods along a creek at Madam Brett Park located in Beacon, NY.

My friend Melissa invited me along in what was the most spur of the moment, photo shoot I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in. We forgot to keep in mind the change of time and soon realized the sun setting. Once we reached our destination there was still enough light to see inside the building which was eerily dark. My voice echoed throughout the entire 50,000 sq ft dilapidated wasteland and I could feel energy from beyond surrounding me...creeeeeeepy!!  

The mill was an important gathering place for farmers and Native Americans inhabiting both shores of the Hudson River hereabouts. In the 1800s, the creek powered a profusion of hat factories (including the Tioronda Hat Works, located in the brick building adjacent to the park), which earned Beacon the nickname "New York's Hat-Making Capital." (http://www.scenichudson.org/parks/madambrettpark)

Upon returning back home to review the photos, we were beyond breathtaken and couldn't help but realize the potential of greater things to come. I am so happy and blown away by how talented an eye Melissa has, she captured the essence of the moment down to the smallest of detail. I can't wait to shoot with her again, only greatness awaits! Enjoy!!

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(Apologies for the largely formatted photos...but any smaller and they wouldn't invoke the same visual feelings. Thank you for your understanding!)

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