the grain store: my new documentary project

I always enjoy starting on a new project. I am documenting the change of use of an old grain store to a holiday apartment and studio with disabled access. One of the interesting things about this project is that it is right smack in the midst of the South Downs outside Lewes. The South Downs Way used to go straight past the building and now runs up on the hillside above the site.

I started photographing the building in January, with howling winds and freezing hands.

On my third visit, in March, the surrounding fields were covered in snow. Last week, the skeleton of the building was revealed under a warm afternoon sun. I like this stage of a renovation, when the blue of the sky looks like it is the roof of the building. Do have a look at the earlier photos as well, you can find them here. I was very tempted to use one from the beginning of the project that was dark and atmospheric and wintery, but I thought a warm spring one was probably more appropriate.

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Building works at the Grain Store architectural and construction documentary Lewes in the South Downs

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