F FISCHER PHOTOGRAPHER

My final semester at Milwaukee Center for Photography I and nine other students were involved in the documentation of a old, decommissioned downtown power plant.  Our access to the unheated plant started in the middle of winter. There was limited electricity which meant limited amount of lighting. Some of the unlit exposures were 18+ minutes long. The experience of having the run of a place that for decades was filled with workers and was soon to be demolished was one of a kind. In retrospect I felt an affection for the old plant and to me these images now seem somehow romantic. A theater and hotel now stand in its footprint.

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Coal Elevator  

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  Hard Hats Main Room  

  

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Blowers and Chimney  

  

Blowers and Chimney  

  

Blowers and Chimney  

Leaf Floor Grating