In Burke County, NC is the unaltered but decaying small textile village, Henry River Mill Village, known by the locals as where The Hunger Games was filmed. The Village is getting a much needed make-over thanks to owner, Calvin Reyes. Calvin is bringing the once industrial Mill property into the present as a wedding and events venue with historic charm.
At the start of the industrial revolution, mill towns sprung up everywhere across the state, many in the western region. One of those in particular was Henry River. The mill opened in 1905, and over time, more than 20 buildings developed to support the residents, the majority of whom worked at the mill. In 1973, the mill shut down, and it wasn’t until 1987 that the last resident left and the town was left abandoned. Until the village was put in the limelight by The Hunger Games, it remained abandoned.
This styled shoot was built to show the ghost town is hauntingly beautiful, with images of a past married couple watching over the newly married couple.