#219 – Derelict Mills – Part 7 Ivy Bank Mill

The diversity of places that I’ve explored has ranged from completely intact places like Pyestock and Fletchers Paper Mill, to stripped out hulks such as Old Lane Mill. But this would suggest that some kind of spectrum of dereliction exists with fully intact at one end and empty shells at the other, when in actual…

#218 – Derelict Mills – Part 6 – Westwood Mill

Sometimes I feel compelled to go and visit places, even if I’m not in the right frame of mind. I’d had my eye on this place for a while, and I needed to visit somewhere to photograph for a nightschool project. Reports on the internet showed it to be pretty stripped out, but with one…

#217 – The View From The North

Just realised that it’s now over four years since I launched theviewfromthenorth.org. I know that four years is neither here nor there, as we only tend to celebrate anniversaries that are divisible by 5 for some reason, but slowly but surely, interest has grown in the website, and it’s moved from being a place where…

#216 – Derelict Mills – Part 5 – Old Lane Mill

Maybe as late as ten years ago, I’d never have foundĀ a place like this. I often use Geograph to search for places, and came across this place in Ovenden, near Halifax. Thanks to the power of the internet, it’s possible to scout for locations without leaving the comfort of your own home. Tools such as…

#215 – Derelict Mills – Part 4 – Edenwood Mill

Success in many fields is all about timing, being in the right place at the right time. Take football. There are numerous players who made decent careers out of not doing a great deal effort wise, but had the seemingly uncanny knack of suddenly coming alive once or twice in a game and ending up…

#213 – Style

I wrote about style a while back, and I was reading through my notebook last night when I saw this passage that I’d copied from an article by David Ward, the well known landscape photographer. Kind of echoes my own thoughts really. “Style is the single attribute that proclaims the author of the image, yet…