#526 – Old Negative Scans Part 6 – Dunaskin

Dunaskin was a funny one (funny odd, not funny ha-ha). An ironworks that had bee converted to a brickworks that had closed and then reopened as an industrial heritage centre, which then closed and was abandoned. I took these on one of my Nikon F100’s with a half decent 28-105 lens on it which is…

#525 – Old Negative Scans Part 5 – Old Lane Mills

Not many film photos from here, just variations on a theme really. I didn’t take any internally, just views across this wasteland. However, I prefer these than the ones I took digitally. These can be seen on my website here.

#524 – Old Negative Scans Part 4 – Royd Edge Mills

Another day, another ruined Yorkshire mill. This was Royd Edge Mill in Meltham, previously home to Brook Dyers, and it had been closed for 8 years when I visited in 2007. Needless to say, it had been heavily vandalised and was pretty stripped out but I got a few good photographs from my digital camera…

#523 – Old Negative Scans Part 3 – Ivy Bank Mills

Ivy Bank was another ruinous death trap, and I loved it so much I visited twice! My own personal death wish aside, I found it very photogenic even though I had to watch where I stood – the floor in some areas was distinctly spongy, and I erred on the side of caution and took…

#522 – Old Negative Scans Part 2 – Grove Rake

I’ve covered Grove Rake several times on this blog as it was an interesting site and I made some interesting images. I’ve been twice – 2008 and 2015 – and on the first occasion I took a film camera as well as my digital SLR to record some scenes. It’s a bleak location on the…

#521 – Old Negative Scans Part 1 – Cheadle Bleachworks

I’ve recently bought a proper Plustek 8100 negative scanner, which is damn slow as it only does one at a time, but the results especially when doing multiple scans of the same neg (a sort of analogue HDR) are much better than my flatbed. Obviously, like any neg scan or darkroom print without any work,…

#520 – Hotspur Press Again

A few more of Hotspur Press in Manchester, this time taken with a proper camera! As I was visiting Manchester anyway, I thought I’d park in the multi storey car park behind as it would allow me to get a different perspective on the place. I wanted to capture the contrast between the new and…

#518 – Prints, Portfolios and a Body of work

Although the photography establishment as well as many amateur photographers looks on projects as the ultimate output for a photographer, I’ve focused more on accumulating a body of work. I can see the attraction of a project from a publishing and exhibition perspective as well as in academia, however I’ve tended to forge my own…

#517 – Slater’s Terrace and Sandygate Mill, 2006

I’ve recently been digging through my archive for forgotten or undiscovered images and I took a look through an album of photographs I took in 2006 around the Weavers Triangle area of Burnley. It was a bright Saturday morning and unfortunately I was shooting into the sun, a fairly elementary error in my planning which…