Thursday, August 07, 2008

Inside the Brooklyn Masonic Hall

A month or so back, I went to the Brooklyn Masonic Hall to catch a show by Brooklyn neo-disco band Escort. The whole stage was lit by not much more than a single bulb, and even with my fancy camera, there wasn't much to shoot with the super-low light. The building itself proved to be a much more fascinating subject matter.


Down in the basement there were women frying fish and also a lounge where local Masons sat at a small bar having drinks. The building has a very strange energy and moving up the stairs and into the hallways, I found myself into a labyrinth of large, near-empty rooms connected by narrow hallways.