Mark Maio held a workshop that featured the six acres of abandoned grain elevators along the Buffalo River. The opportunity to explore and photographic in Silo City was amazing opportunity. The grain silos have been abandoned and pose challenges to simply walking around, climbing many flights of steep, often unlit, stairwells, and avoiding the many holes and unsafe covered spots that have opened in the floors. It was best to go with another photographer as you moved thru the silos.
Carrying backpack, tripod, camera cases and several cameras slung on the shoulder would be a difficult choice. While many in the workgroup did in fact come with large cases and technical cameras and several camera systems- I thought this might be another great opportunity to use the iPhone 6+ and the Hipstamatic app.
I packed two iPhone 6+'s and my 2 Mophie juice packs and a Jackery Giant+ Premium Portable Charger. This let me keep both hands free and not have to worry about protecting my gear while exploring all the floors in the various buildings.
It would have been easy to stay outside and work on the vastness of the silos but there was a unique quality of light inside that called to explore the details of the interior. Holes in the silos or windows and hatches provided the needed light streaming in and pointing the way to opportunities on each floor.