Real Men Shoot Film.
- Local time
- 2:41 PM
- Apr 1, 2007
This old grain silo is on a farm on County Road 750E, south of County Road 1100S, in rural Wells County, Indiana. It is being painted to look like a Minion from the Despicable Me movies.
The silo belongs to Kathy Stark. Shortly before his death in November, 2015, Kathy's husband Jim came up with the idea of painting the silo, whose shape and proportions were perfect for a Minion. In 2016, several young men in their family began work on transforming the silo into one of the iconic cartoon characters.
The Minion silo is out in the middle of nowhere, but it quickly attracted attention. The Washington Post and other national news organizations came out to Wells County to report on it! It wasn't yet completed when I made this photograph of it. They later added hair and other details.
I photographed it late in the evening, shortly before sunset.