Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.
The stairs that connect the breakwater and light station (Leica M6/Kodak Ektar).
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
One of my favorite shots of the headhouse at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool #4, with one seagull threading the needle. The socket holes on the frame got blown out thanks to my bad developing, but I like the effect. Arista 100.
Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good.
The steam plant at Nopeming is an iconic (and crooked) smokestack. Kodak Pro 400 on a Fuji GX680.
One of my favorite photos of the ADM-Delmar #1 skyway, when it stood. Taken at sunset, with the reflection of the overcast sky in the remaining windows.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa
Film: Acros 100