On my recent trip to Mississippi and Memphis with my buddy, Lowry we took the chance to go see the Columns of Windsor near Port Gibson Mississippi. We arrived early in the morning and found beautiful light spilling on a magnificent old tree next to the entry road to the site. I knew there were some beautiful photos to be had. The tree probably wasn’t old when the mansion was built in the 1850s and might have seen the mansion burn in 1890. I love how the Holga camera shows things on film. The trees and columns prove my point!
These photos all have a dream like quality to them. I like the fact you have to fill in some of the gaps. On some digital files, the crystal clear sharpness is cold and too perfect.
When I got back from the trip, I sent the film into the lab for processing and scanning and racked up a nice little fee. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to offer to sell photos for half price, before they were even developed. I made the offer on Facebook and had a few folks take me up on it. I took that as a major compliment! These are some of the photos from that collection.
4 thoughts on “Columns of Windsor Site, Holga Style, Part of my Pig in a Poke group”
Thank you for sharing your truly amazing photos of Rodney, Mississippi and the surrounding region. You have captured the essence and rich history of the area. I am looking forward to following more of your work in the future.
I love shooting in the Delta! I’m fascinated by the stories and the timeless character of the region
At Windsor what I stood out for me is you took a photo of the old tree close by… As much of a symbol as the ruins themselves…
To photograph not just a beautiful sight but to capture a moment in the past… is a gift!
Thanks Mary! It’s an amazing place!
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