Where Can We Find You?
- TWitter: @BobLussier
- Instagram (@boblussier)
- The Historic Mills Photography Workshop
What Are You Currently Working On?
I recently returned from a weekend visit to the White Mountains to photograph the Lupines at Sugar Hill, the site of the annual Lupine Festival. The field of Lupines at Sugar Hill, with its mountain view, draws photographers from all over New England.
Earlier this year I started working on a time-lapse video of the light and shadow movement in and around the old textile mills in Lawrence, MA, around which much of my work is centered. The project is on hold for the summer due in equal parts to the heat in the buildings and the angle of the sun in the summer months. I’ll be picking up the project in the fall and hope to complete it over the winter. I’m also preparing for the next Historic Mills Photography Workshop, which I conduct with my friend and photographer, Steve Perlmutter.
I am having a great deal of fun as a member of the Photo Frontier’s WE35 project this year. Undertaking a creative assignment each month at a strictly 35mm field of view has definitely helped me to “see” better. And interacting with other members of this global team in our monthly G+ Hangouts has been a blast.
What Drives You To Create?
For the past few years the industrial landscape in Lawrence, Massachusetts has been an endless source of inspiration for me. My goal has been to capture the character of the city’s industrial era textile mills and other industrial locations before they are converted into more modern space or completely razed. The mission is to Preserve History through Photography (the same philosophy that drives our Historic Mills Photography Workshops).
While urban development and the re-purposing of these old buildings is great for the local economy, it slowly erases the some of the visual connections to the past. I’m happy to say that I have been able to capture many images of several places in Lawrence that have since undergone dramatic changes.
For The Record
After a 20 year hiatus from any serious shooting, my photography was reinvigorated when I started focusing on the mills in Lawrence — interesting subjects that are local and accessible to me. The more familiar I grew with the mills, the more it helped me grow as a photographer.
Find a local muse. Find something, someplace or someone that will enable your creative growth.
What’s In Your Bag
Olympus O-MD E-M1 Body
Olympus O-MD E-M5 Body
M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Lens
M.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens
M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 Pro Zoom Lens
M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Zoom Lens
Really Right Stuff L-Plate
Really Right Stuff BH40 Ball Head
Nitz Camera Straps
Giottos YTL Carbon Fiber Tripod
MePhoto table top aluminum tripod
Assorted SD cards
B&W 10 stop ND filter
iPad Air2 w/ Camera Connector
ThinkTank Retrospective 30 bag
Mountainsmith Borealis AT backpack bag