The Bain Project #1
This series is a dream come true. Last year I discovered the E. B. Bain Water Plant, a water-treatment facility that purified water for Raleigh residents from 1939 to 1987. I took some photos of the Art Deco exterior at some distance through a chain link fence, the nearest I could get with the building closed. Go tohttp://larryb.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Bain_Water_Plant_%A3%21%3Bhash%A3%21%3B1_
for a look. Naturally I yearned to get inside.
I got my chance on May 17 when I attended the Bain Project, an event that used the site as a gigantic "performance space" for some dedicated artists and volunteers (for more information visit http://www.bainproject.com
). The place was jammed, and it seemed everyone had a Nikon glued to their head.
I had to really push the envelope with my Canon point-and-shoot. There was virtually no artificial lighting in the place, and although there were plenty of windows, it was a rainy day. So all the interiors were shot at 800 with the EV stopped down, which has produced some noise. All things considered, though, I think I did okay.
The building is owned by a private company which plans to spend millions converting it into businesses and restaurants. This makes economic sense... but I am bold to claim that I prefer the Bain in all her faded glory.
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