Alcatraz at Night: Inside the New Industries Building

Alcatraz at night: Inside the new Industries building -- by Joe Reifer

Alcatraz at night: Inside the new Industries building -- by Joe Reifer

The distinctive columns of the New Industries Building on Alcatraz, with the city lights of San Francisco glowing through the window. The interior of the space was completely dark. A flashlight was used to light paint the room at an oblique angle to emphasize the wall texture and bring out the strong forms of the columns. The ranger for our private night tour explained the psychological aspect of being a prisoner at Alcatraz — any time you looked out the window, the world on the outside was right there staring back at you.

Alcatraz at night: Industrial dryer for prison laundry -- by Joe Reifer

Alcatraz at night: Industrial dryer for prison laundry -- by Joe Reifer

3 thoughts on “Alcatraz at Night: Inside the New Industries Building

    • Thanks, Seb. I want to go back to Alcatraz at night. Lots to shoot. The night images on your Flickr stream are looking excellent by the way!

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