VIMA paper mill

The VIMA paper mill in the Olona Valley has been abandoned decades ago, almost at the same time of its bigger business partner, the Cartiera Vita-Meyer; over the years some artists painted pretty scary subjects on its walls, which only adds to the atmosphere.

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From the outside

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Hot dog?

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Door to the hall of nightmares

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Falling up

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The way out to the ground floor

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The grid

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The hall of emptyness

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Mechanical deer

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Time lapse

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The tree

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Don’t breathe

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Light is playing

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Trees and asbestus curtains

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5 thoughts on “VIMA paper mill

  1. Pingback: VIMA – a new page | Andrea Cenacchi Photography

    • Tienes razon Carlos: me doy cuenta de que -en ese lugar tan contaminado y tan sobrecogedor- por una estraña razon estube bien.
      El lugar hablaba de su pasado y de futuros posibles, y el vacìo era solo exterior.
      iGracias por tu comentario!

    • Thank you Peter,
      I tried to capture the heavy atmosphere of the asbestus-polluted place, the feeling of emptiness and the sense of lost jobs (in a place that sustained thousands of families), as well as the sense of oppression sent out by the wall paintings.
      Still, the place is kind of magic, the sun shines thru the broken windows, and I hope that some of that light can pour thru my shots.
      The time I spent at VIMA was definitelty rewarding (same as the 2 photo trips to Cartiera Vita Meyer were).

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