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A Sharp Look at the Surprisingly Complex Process of Pencil Manufacturing by Photographer Christopher Payne

November 13, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

All photographs © Christopher Payne /Esto Photographer Christopher Payne (previously) spent several years building a relationship with the owners of General Pencil Company in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of the last remaining pencil factories in the United States. His dedication to working with the factory paid off, and between fall […]

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Art Photography

A Photographic Celebration of America’s Vibrant Textile Industry by Christopher Payne

December 31, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, Massachusetts Typically focusing on obsolete or decrepit architectural structures, photographer Chris Payne‘s most recent project, Textiles, documents the aesthetics of the colorfully-hued American textile industry. His photographs showcase the bright runs of yarn and thread as the materials make their way through the hyper-organized machinery, appearing digitally […]

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History Photography

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City

May 23, 2014

Johnny Waldman

[…] from being notoriously feared, almost 100 years ago, to being completely forgotten about today? That’s the story behind North Brother Island, the subject of photographer Christopher Payne’s new photo book. A 10-minute boat ride from the Bronx’s Barretto Point Park, North Brother Island originally housed Riverside Hospital between the 1880s […]

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