Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Peek Inside The Vibrant World Of Textile Mills… It’s A Kaleidoscope Of Perfection.

Christopher Payne is an award-winning architectural photographer fascinated by design, assembly, and the built form, according to his official site. Trained as an architect, Payne has also been honored as a grant recipient by the Graham Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Today, we bring you a special collection, TEXTILES, in which he diverged from his usual work.

Five years ago, he visited an old mill in Maine that continues to manufacture technicolored yarns despite the commonplace, business-driven decision made by many to outsource the American textile industry, which cuts the cost of production and lowers prices for consumers. The photographs, which feature a number of other factories, reflect a stark contrast between the run-down though fully functioning mills and the vibrant, colorful products they still yield.

"There is not much staging allowed because I cannot alter or interrupt the lines of production," Payne explained in an interview with The Huffington Post.

"So I wait, sometimes months, for the right colors to come along, and then a magical moment occurs, if only for a few hours or minutes."

Judging by the photographs, it was worth the wait.

Trained as an architect, Christopher Payne is now an award-winning photographer that has been featured on notable platforms such as The New York Times Magazine. In 2010, he honored the American textile industry through a series of stunning photographs.

Trained as an architect, Christopher Payne is now an award-winning photographer that has been featured on notable platforms such as The New York Times Magazine. In 2010, he honored the American textile industry through a series of stunning photographs.

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Payne waited, sometimes up to months, until specific colors made it to the machines.

Payne waited, sometimes up to months, until specific colors made it to the machines.

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Scroll below for more beautiful photos of American factories that continue to spin their magic.

Conrad-Jarvis, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Conrad-Jarvis, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Darlington Fabrics, The Moore Company, Westerly, Rhode Island

Darlington Fabrics, The Moore Company, Westerly, Rhode Island

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Darn Tough Socks, Cabot Hosiery Mills, Northfield, Vermont

Darn Tough Socks, Cabot Hosiery Mills, Northfield, Vermont

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Fall River Knitting Mills, Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River Knitting Mills, Fall River, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Bloomsburg Carpet, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg Carpet, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Leavers Lace, West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Leavers Lace, West Greenwich, Rhode Island

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, Massachusetts

S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Langhorne Carpet, Penndel, Pennsylvania

Langhorne Carpet, Penndel, Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Polartec, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Polartec, Lawrence, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Polartec, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Polartec, Lawrence, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Sterlingwear, East Boston, Massachusetts

Sterlingwear, East Boston, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, Massachusetts

S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Wearbest Sil-Tex, Garfield, New Jersey

Wearbest Sil-Tex, Garfield, New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

Conrad-Jarvis, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Conrad-Jarvis, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

CHRISTOPHER PAYNE/ESTO/BENRUBI GALLERY

For more of Christopher Payne's work, visit his official site.

Sources: Christopher Payne Photography, Huffington Post

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