Staff photographer Elizabeth Lavin and I are known for the love of the hunt. We outfit our homes with items we have salvaged from some of the most obscure places. This morning on the way to work, I stopped by her photo shoot at Gold Metal Recyclers. Little did I know we would be stumbling upon a new obsession: digging through piles of scrap brass. Yes, friends this place has piles of brass objects waiting to be melted down. In a few short minutes, we managed to rescue at brass owl, eagle and buddha for just a couple dollars per pound.
If you like the thrill of the hunt (or you just like to wear a hard hat) check out Gold Metal Recyclers at 4305 South Lamar Street.