Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Johnson Hall Museum

After finishing up a photo shoot in Ogunquit last Saturday, my friends Zoe and Mark and I stopped to do some shooting outside the Johnson Hall Museum in Wells, on Route 1. The place is a goldmine of funky items, rust, peeling paint, dilapidated buildings, a railroad car, and so many things you'd never imagine to find! This is just what is on the porch of the main building:

We had a great time wandering around the property and exploring. I shot lots of images with my 70-200mm lens, and my Lensbaby Composer with the Fisheye optic. Still having lots of fun with that optic.

The owner, Bill Johnson, stopped by and offered us a tour inside the Museum. It's packed full of antiques and many other curiosities. The light wasn't good for shooting inside, but we enjoyed learning about the history of the items Bill has collected over the last 30 years. If he doesn't know the story behind an item, he makes one up. He even serenaded us with "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage", accompanied by a large antique music box.

We had a ball shooting the place, and will head back there again when the snow is gone in the springtime. If you are in the area, stop by, Bill loves company. :)

Happy Shooting,