This photograph of the second-story landing of the floating staircase in the now-demolished Clocktower building at Worcester State Hospital was over 6 years in the making. I first attempted to capture it in 2006; I got my film back and was unimpressed with the results. I tried other times over the years. I’d get my film back, and be unimpressed. Finally, in 2012, right before they demolished the asylum, I made a final trip and made a 10-minute exposure right during sunrise - and it came out perfectly.
This is the third and final print I decided to create a Limited Edition of for my Spring 2014 editions. All three feature prominent staircases in abandoned locations, and are printed at a whopping 24x36”, signed and numbered on verso, in editions of 10. List price is $1,000, but as always, the first impression (1/10) is currently on auction on ebay for whatever the market decides - so this might be a great opportunity to pick up some new, limited-edition art at bargain basement prices.
The dry cleaners ruined 3/4 of my work shirts. I am so mad.