This is an older photograph taken in 1990. The image was shot on film with a trusty Minolta XGM sporting an f/1.2 50mm lens. The film used was Kodak Tri-X 400 Black & White Negative Film.
The subject of this photograph is an old canning factory which was in the process of being torn down in Stigler, Oklahoma. The small factory had been in the little town for years and years.
Though factories dominated the Industrial Era, the growth in the service sector eventually began to dethrone them: the locus of work in general shifted to central-city office towers or to semi-rural campus-style establishments, and many factories stood deserted in the local rust belts….