Christopher usually spends the winter catching up on processing photo shoots from the spring, summer and fall. However, he was itching to do a shoot in January of 2020 and headed out on the 30th to visit Cleveland, Tennessee.
Online he’d learned this town had an abandoned factory that looked interesting. It was a three hour drive and with a population of 45,000. He thought the factory would be easy to find, so He didn’t bother to search on Google Earth.
Sadly, he could neither locate it nor find anyone who knew anything about it. While driving around looking for alternatives he stumbled upon a dry cleaner presser device that had been abandoned to the elements.
It stood between two dilapidated buildings. He went to town on it, taking lots of photos to hopefully create a series from this one object. Post-production was a delight, with a rich array of 25 images as the outcome. This is a good example of the sort of serendipity and surprise that accompanies his work.