I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
The nitrating house was a chemically dangerous place, so it had thick metal and concrete shield for every station right next to an emergency shower.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
Safety signs decorated every floor, machine and, yes, door. This message spoke to me for reasons my coworkers will understand; suffice to say, I need to take this message to heart.
90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.
A heavy steel security door, taken right off its hinges. This was likely installed after Grafton State School took over the hospital.
It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
A crack in a window in a wall. What’s this doing here?