We drive by the Fisher Plant a lot and have always wanted to go inside. Over the summer we ran into a group of photographers during one of our Detroit jaunts. Turns out the group, Motor City Photography Workshops, meets regularly to explore abandoned structures in Detroit. Total score! It took a few months, but we finally signed up for a workshop.
Side bar: We try to do some sort of lifelong learning course at the beginning of each year (cake decorating and curling were our previous choices) and since we just got our fancy new camera, we thought this would be the perfect way to take it out for a spin.
Don’t you love our matching crochet hats? I made earflaps for Warren and kind of wish I had some on mine. Guess I’ll just have to make another!
If you are in the metro Detroit area, I highly recommend going out with Motor City Photography. It feels slightly safer to be with a herd and our guides knew where all the potholes and crumbling staircases were so we didn’t fall through the floor. Kind of important in situations like this.
The thing that stuck out to me the most was the layers of decay. From the peeling paint, to the broken glass, to the old factory tracks lacing through the snow, everything was a study in contrasts.
This blue hallway was probably my favorite part of the building. The blue comes from the blue paned glass. I imagine it looked beautiful in its former glory days.
How about you? Have you done some urban exploring? If so, what was it like?
If you have a DSLR, what has been your go-to lens?