PASSAGEWORKS I-DERELICT FRENCH FACTORY 2016
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By "PASSAGEWORKS" I mean photos taken "en passage," at sites perhaps never to be visited again... Such pictures represent for me a special discovery, and an intense but brief relationship to place. One knows one will not revisit, at least not anytime soon--and yet the site is meaningful and profound--it simply MUST be photographed.

I stumbled across this factory while traveling in France just a few weeks ago. We pulled into the entrance and stopped the car. Remarkably, it was possible to go inside...

I shot blissfully for a couple of hours, grateful for the foggy light (which had ruined the view elsewhere that day), and knowing full well that this place was one of those seminal photographic locations I am always on the lookout for but rarely find--locations that relate, somehow, to my dreams.