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.
Oh, I do; it was a marvellous place to explore. The place had been mothballed about a decade previously so there were coffee cups and newspapers from the time on tables in the break room, antiquated control systems in the main hub, moth-eaten sacks piled up in storage areas. Truly bizarre, and otherworldly, and timeless.
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!