While living in Maine in 2004-2006, I became interested in the state's lumber industry. An industry with a long standing history in the state and, at the time, still playing an important role for the livelihood and economy for many of Maine’s small communities. My interest in the project stems from a desire to know the inner workings of a mill: what and how are the products being made and more importantly, who are the people making them?
In studying these environments I feel the workers were inseparable from their landscape. Machinery crashes and bangs, tight quarters, diffused lights, and wood create an oddly distorted version of the landscape it once was.