#431 – Rossendale Mills – Albert Mill, Haslingden 4

A slightly different perspective to the first one I posted in this series, but all 4 were taken within 20 feet of each other on the same stretch of pavement, albeit using either a 14mm, 18mm or a 35mm lens on my Fuji XT-10. It perhaps needs a little more ‘breathing space’ on either side…

#430 – Rossendale Mills – Albert Mill, Haslingden 3

Saw tooth north light roofs are ubiquitous on textile mill weaving sheds, and can sometimes be found atop the multi storey spinning mills as well. It’s unusual to be able to look down on one from the ground though, but the local topography was on my side here. I’ve never really had the chance to…

#429 – Grafters Exhibition at People’s History Museum

On over the summer at the People’s History Museum in Manchester is a new exhibition, Grafters. The subtitle is ‘Industrial Society in Image and Word’ and it is curated by Ian Beesley with some accompanying poems by Ian MacMillan (who has previously provided poems for some of Beesley’s books). The exhibition is split into 8 distinct…

#428 – Rossendale Mills – Albert Mill, Haslingden 2

Haslingden. Someone once told me that there are only two types of weather in the East Lancashire town of Darwen – rain, or about to rain. In fairness, this is true of most of the East Lancashire mill towns, stuck in their little valleys or clung to hillsides. From a monochrome photographers perspective this is…

Talk to Lancaster Photographic Society 3rd February 2016

My next talk is on Wednesday 3rd February at Lancaster Photographic Society (although it was originally advertised incorrectly on my websites as the 8th February). Doors open at 7ish, meeting starts at 7.30 and I will be talking for 90 minutes or so about my photographs. The venue is Priory Hall, Castle Hill, Lancaster, LA1…