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Showing posts with label Lorton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lorton. Show all posts

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lorton Prison through the Hipstamatic Camera

Tower overlooking the SHU rec yard.
I've done some shoots at several of the old Lorton prisons before, but not using the Hipstamatic camera app.  These shots were all taken with various lenses and films of the app, and I tried to stick with mostly a grainy and black & white look throughout.  No bright colors and no funky effects.   I've got some older Lorton shots I plan to put up some day too.

Housing units reflected in the chow hall windows.

Reflections across the compound.

The housing units are now art galleries, multi-purpose rooms and class rooms.

Outside the kitchen.

There are several murals still present on the buildings. 

This was taken through the hole where the lock used to be.  The gymnasium seems to be a storage room now.  Basketball hoops and nets are visible at the top and across on the back wall.
North western side of the gym.
Down the stairs toward the lower gym.
One of the housing units looking out onto the main compound.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Piece of Lorton Prison History / Occoquan Regional Park

I've been wanting to photograph this park on the Occoquan River for quite some time.  The park is next to Lorton Prison in Virginia and is tied to it's history.  We finally got out there for a short time and took a couple pics.  It's a very nice place and I will be back...

This kiln was used for over a hundred years by Lorton inmates to make bricks for structures in the area.