Lonaconing Silk Mill - The Crayon Box
Lonaconing Silk Mill – The Crayon Box



Though not traditional still life images, these images depict a time and place when life stood still.

The Lonaconing Silk Mill in Lonaconing, Maryland, is unique since it retains most of its equipment and furnishings from the day the business closed on July 7, 1957.

The building has seen better days. The roof is leaking, windows are broken and floors are beginning to buckle. But to have permission to walk into this time capsule was an amazing experience. The building is three stories tall and approximately 48,000 square feet. I can only imagine what it looked like when it was filled with people, the equipment running, and silk being spun.–Jeff Stoner


Jeffrey Stoner is known for making photographs that capture the essence of place.  His passion is to capture images of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us.   From the mystery of a trail leading through the fog, to the beauty of rhododendron flowers highlighted by the first rays of dawn, his images tell a story that touch the spirit.

Jeffrey had a lifelong passion for photography but only began selling his images in 2004 after a gallery in Pennsylvania asked to show his work.   He expanded his gallery presence in Pennsylvania and then in 2007 he and his wife made the decision to move to northeastern Tennessee.

The move opened additional opportunities for making images in the mile high mountains and fertile valleys of Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and the South Carolina’s lowcountry. It also gave the opportunity for expanded gallery representation.

He is especially known for his Goats of Roan and Wild Ponies of Grayson series and his landscape and wildlife images have been featured in international, national, and regional publications. In 2012 he released his book titled “The Meaning in Trees”. The book showcases his favorite tree images from the Highland mountains to the lowcountry of South Carolina.

His latest book Current, Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods was published by Shanti Arts Publishing and released October 2013. Fifty-five of Stoner’s images illustrate the short stories of Robert McGowan.

In 2016 he is again working with Shanti publishing illustrating a book of Poetry titled Natural History. It is scheduled to be released in late 2016.

Stoner is represented by galleries in Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee.

Contact: www.jeffreystonerphotography.com