Two years ago almost to the day, I took my first photos at the old Army warehouse where Brian and his brother had set up their furniture making business. The massive industrial building immediately inspired me to step up my photography game, and it's been an amazing space to shoot for these past couple of years. I could experiment, and set a scene, and do wacky stuff without worrying about someone walking through my shot, and I cannot overstate how awesome that was.
Yesterday, I helped (well, "helped" - I'm not all that coordinated, so moving heavy things that don't belong to me is a little outside my wheelhouse) them start packing up their tools and supplies and move out. It's silly, but it feels like the end of an era. They still know people that work out of there, so it's not like I could never go back, but it doesn't feel the same.
So, in honor of my time at "the shop," a retrospective of some of my favorite shots from the past couple of years.
I don't know if I'm ever going to find a space quite like the shop, but not having it to fall back on any longer does mean that I'm going to have to bring some of my weirder concepts out into the world, which is both exciting and a little nervewracking. There's no doubt, though, that I will always look back on it with fondness.