In 2007 the Beaufort Fisheries menhaden processing plant in Beaufort, NC shut its doors for a final time. One day the plant was operating business as usual with a full land and sea crew. The next day the workers showed up and found the gates locked with no warning and no explanation.
I was approached to document the buildings before they were dismantled for future development. Over a three month period I photographed what was left of the buildings as they were dismantled around me. There was no power on at the plant. Most of the images were shot in black and white with a 4x5 field camera. Some were shot digitally. All were shot without power or light.