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Stoned Room, Cass Tech High School, Detroit, Michigan

Stoned Room, old Cass Tech High School

Here’s another shot from my circa 2009 exploration of the old Cass Tech High School. They built a new state of the art facility right next to this one, but boarded this school up, contents and all. A truly surreal experience. 8 floors that felt like another world.

Stoned Room, Cass Tech High School, Detroit, Michigan
Stoned Room, Cass Tech High School, Detroit, Michigan

With this shot I was playing leading lines. The jumbled rows of desks take your eye to the black board upon which sage words are scrawled. This was a trip of the Bronica SQa and Fuji Neopan Acros. Definitely a wide shot, probably the 50mm lens. This is a scan of a print. With this print I played with some edge diffusion to help give it some extra altered-consciousness feeling. I also brought the Canon EPOCA but this is definitely a medium format shot.