This is the first in a series of images taken inside the moth-balled colossus that is Spillers Mill in Newcastle in April 2008. I wish I had more time to explore the facility further but my entry was closely regulated; I was working as assistant for another photographer for the day and he was only allowed in as he knew one of the security detail.
The name is referring to the position of the sunlight on the floor and how it could be used to measure time. It's the first concept that came to mind upon submission of this piece; the image itself is part of a larger series that explored abandoned industry, entitled Forlętan.
Edited for crop, and re-submitted as a place-holder before the rest of the series is uploaded.
Yes, it was a great place. It's a shame I wasn't able to explore the whole building; there were entire floors of control rooms and computer stations and huge levels of piping and grain silos. It's unfortunate, too, that the place is now just flat wasteland!
I'm not sure why it's taken me so many years to get around to processing the rest of the images from this series.
Yeah, I rather wish I had gotten more free time to take more shots as it's a fascinating place.
Yeah, it's an interesting place to look around. It's all left as it was when the workers walked out ten years ago; there are old newspapers on tables in the cafeteria an 'everything. I'm glad you like it, anyway.
It has something of a post-apocalyptic feel so I can understand that. There are other shots but whether they make it online or not is anyone's guess. Hah. I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to even consider them.
Heh; still work that's over a year old though.
It was indeed warm, considering the time of year. The sun was beating down outside but inside it was ice-cold as barely any light or warmth got through the thick walls. Thank-you for the comment.