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Summer Fashion Portraits In An Abandoned Old Mill In Augusta Georgia

Redhead girl in red flower dress standing in green brush with sun flare for fashion portraits in an abandoned old mill in Augusta Georgia

As many people already know, I’m a big fan of urban exploration. I love exploring old abandoned buildings and locations. There is something about discovering the old history, seeing the architecture, and experiencing the remittances of once was. I also love photographing people and really getting know them on a personal level. Listening to their life stories, their accomplishments, and their setbacks. I’ve never really been a book reader, but photographing people is like reading books for me.

Recently I was exploring an old abandoned mill with a friend in Augusta Georgia and discovered so many opportunities that would make for amazing portraits. This particular location is not one of the worst abandoned locations I’ve explored, but when I’m dealing with other people, their safety is my number one priority. The mill is in a pretty sketchy, the ghetto if you will, part of town. It also is suffering from bad fire damage and is rotting away in 90% of the building, so falling 2-3 stories is pretty easy to do. You have to be really aware and test ever step you make. Rusty nails, metal scrapes, shards of glass, and other dangers lurk everywhere. Not to mention bums, drug addicts, spiders, snakes, wild dogs, and other animals, which are pretty common too.

Luckily I found Jasmine who was willing to endure some potential danger for the sake of my ideas. We had never met prior, so to show up to a remote abandoned location to meet some random photographer from Atlanta she didn’t know took a little bravery in itself. With emails and Facebook, it made it a little easier though. Here are some of my favorite fashion portraits of Jasmine at an old abandoned mill in Augusta Georgia.

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My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions and destination engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

Email matthew@matthewdruin.com

Phone 678-551-0115

Address 225 Parkway 575 #66 Woodstock, Georgia 30188

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  • CorinneMay 1, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    Wow, I LOOOOOOVVEE these. Really stunning photos!ReplyCancel

  • Aaron CreagerMay 1, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    Amazing work man!ReplyCancel

  • WendyMay 1, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    Epic! 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 are my favorites. Well I guess I love them all. :)ReplyCancel

  • debbie NewMay 1, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Tony SaleMay 6, 2012 - 6:27 am

    Love your images 5th one down is my favouriteReplyCancel

  • Matthew DruinMay 6, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Thanks a lot! I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • jasmine kingJuly 12, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    I love these! Thanks so much. :)ReplyCancel

  • Matthew DruinAugust 1, 2012 - 5:11 am

    My pleasure! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • EmersonFebruary 3, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    I love these! I love taking pictures in abandoned places and I’ve never seen this one (I live in Augusta). These are amazingReplyCancel

  • AmberMay 7, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    Where is this?ReplyCancel

    • Matthew DruinMay 7, 2014 - 11:41 pm

      I honestly can’t remember. It’s in Augusta in the east side I believe.ReplyCancel

  • brantley possMay 12, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    Enjoyed your pictures. Have lived in Augusta for 50 years and have seen a lot of history come and go.
    thanks,
    BrantleyReplyCancel

    • Matthew DruinMay 12, 2014 - 9:33 pm

      Thanks a lot Brantley! I was only in Augusta a short while, but I love all the abandoned buildings and stories they tell. :)ReplyCancel