Photo Shoot in the Old Brewery Building

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I helped setup for Thomas' photo shoot in the old Seattle Brewing & Malting Company building in Georgetown, WA.

Outside the brewery building

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Inside: Four floors of cement, peeling paint, staircases, and dust.

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The main staircase, with an ornate metal railing.

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A spiral staircase also provided access to all four floors.

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Graffiti

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Snow was blowing in through the cracks in the boarded-up doors.

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Next door, there were some historical photos:

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Setup for the photo shoot — hours of makeup, hair and costume preparation (next door, where it was warm!)

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The photo shoot — It was literally freezing in the unheated brewery building. We had a down parkas and kerosene heater that provided a bit of heat for the models in their skimpy outfits, but did nothing to warm the enormous building.

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Trying to stay warm

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Here are some early shots Thomas took on this site on the first day with Alison modeling: Part 1, Part 2.

This old brewery building was also the location for a Ninja video shoot in 2007.