I don’t know how to begin this post because I am so excited, I just want to get right to the pictures. But I’ll give you a bit of background. For years I’ve searched and searched for cool industrial locations for photography. Throughout my 15 years in Atlanta, I’ve created fine art black & white photographs of industrial places around the Southeast. I love the varying textures and age, and even created a whole series of pieces framed in distressed windows. (You can see them for yourself at Wild Oats & Billy Goats Gallery in downtown Decatur.) As Atlanta has grown and developed, these places have dwindled. Places like Atlantic Station took the place of an amazing railroad yard that was covered in graffiti. Great for businesses and taxes, but not so great for artists like me. So when my client suggested we try The Goat Farm, I was cautiously excited. Sometimes rumors can be better than the actual location, but on arrival I realized that the rumors hardly gave the place enough credit.
The Goat Farm is rugged, rusted, urban, rural, brick, overgrown, and most of all full of texture. As a relatively new space for an art gallery, events and studio space, it still maintains a lot of its rustic-ness. They are still in the process of renovating a lot of the buildings (which are off limits to the public) which leaves a lot of awesomeness all around. Thanks to K, P, C and B for being so willing to try something new and make this such a fun day.