Halifax At The Speed Of Light

MILLS IN HALIFAX (1960s)

Old photographs can play the strangest tricks; especially if they are over-exposed, grainy and inexpertly processed. When I look at this photograph – taken somewhat inexpertly by me, and processed even more inexpertly by me – I am reminded of those nineteenth century etchings of northern mill towns. But it can’t be nineteenth century because I took the photograph, and even I am not that old! And if you look carefully there are two blocks of flats in the background. It appears that if you keep old photographs they age faster than the speed of light.

One comment

  • Sometimes “mistakes” can produce wonderful results. I remember in my relatively short processing career producing some grainy images that looked, entirely accidentally, quite stunning.

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