Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hanover Hill Farm in Decline


PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: Of course the barns that burned were ruins long before the fire - windows broken, roof tiles slipping, vultures roosting, tin flashing flapping in the wind and skeletal sheds gaping like death. In an area of so many large barns, the immensity and gloom of this farmstead has intrigued me since I first spotted it while driving along Route 22.

Then again, its not really about the barns so much as it's about shapes and forms and flickering rhythms and tones and the way amber rambles into blue as the seasons and the light change.

This image was taken on December 14, 2009 from almost the same location as the previous image.