Friday, August 8, 2008

Grain Elevators

I live just south of the second biggest city in Michigan. The nice thing about living here, is the city is big enough to have a reasonably robust arts and cultural scene, but by driving for about 20 minutes in any direction you are in the country.

A friend of mine is doing a project on grain elevators and he invited me along the last time he went out. These range from pretty good sized to small mom and pop operations. The smaller operations, which tend to be older can have some great textures and history, while the bigger ones can provide modern abstracts.

Another plus is that no matter the size, they tend to be located in smaller towns. All of which have a different character than the big city. Some tend to be sleepy while others are more bustling. It makes for a good trip and usually some good photos.

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