Camp North End is a massive adaptive reuse project on a 76-acre industrial site north of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. There were numerous old warehouse structures offering photographers a rich array of compositional opportunities.
The Candler Building in Atlanta, Georgia, built in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate and former Mayor Asa Griggs Candler, draws upon the Beaux-Arts style which draws upon the principles of French neoclassicism and incorporates Gothic and Renaissance elements. To learn more about this historic building, now a beautifully renovated hotel, please see my personal blog post.
I like to explore the backs of buildings, the less formal face if you will. Perhaps the equivalent of a casual portrait as opposed to a formal one. The building’s architect lets his guard down and what we see is often more interesting.
The light was beautiful with a clear blue sky and I had my camera, a Pentax 6X7 with 90mm lens loaded with my favorite film, Ilford FP4Plus, which I rated at ISO 100. I developed the film in PMK which was fantastic for rendering delicate high values without blocking up, and printed the negative on Ilford paper. I scanned the print on a an inexpensive Epson 4 in one printer and used Snapseed to remove the dust spots.