After a few days on the blog, outside Alcatraz, we finally get to see the inside. Except, it’s not the money shot. Not the prison cells. That’s tomorrow. Today, I’m more interested in a kitchen.
I’m just amazed how an industrial, utilitarian space can be so beautiful. Both in design, proportion and color. I’m sure the inmates probably didn’t think so. And, with the tourists trapped on the other side of a fence (like me), I get to shoot an uncluttered kitchen. What’s that structure in the middle? The head cook’s office? I love how it’s framed perfectly within the concrete supports.
This reminds of the Seaholm plant in Austin. I got to shoot the inside, some eight years ago, before it was fully renovated into offices. The scale of Seaholm is a lot larger. But the concrete construction and the industrial feel seems similar.
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