Interesting Photos Unveil Inside America’s Colourful Textile Mills

In the series titled Textiles, New York City-based photographer Christopher Payne reveals the hidden world of textile mills and factories across America, featuring the endless rows of steel machinery, vividly coloured yarns and mountains of wool.

The photographs deliver satisfyingly repetitive patterns, as Payne picks out the architectural symmetry of the interior spaces; the thing he’s famous for. But what’s refreshing about this project is that he often includes the factory workers within the shots. It’s a step in a new direction for Payne, as his current work centres on the documentation of the old-fashioned; instead of this celebration of craftsmanship and small-scale manufacturing that are continuing in the face of global competition and evolutions in industrial processes.

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