2017 – A return to the mill towns
And for this first set of photos a return to film… this collection has been shot using a couple dedicated panoramic cameras, the first five images were shot on a Russian swing lens camera known as a Horizon S3, all the others were taken with a Hasselblad Xpan using either Kodak Tri-X or Bergger Pancro400. I’ve long been a fan of panoramic images and while quite a few appear in my archives some were cropped and others made with multiple images so it is nice to shoot and compose a single frame in this ratio.
At the start of the year I revisited a body of work I made a few years ago titled ‘Shadow’s of Industry’, a study of local mills towns. After perhaps missing trudging around these artefacts of the industrial revolution I’ve started to produce some new work from Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Saltaire.
2016 – Scotland
A selection of photos from my latest trip to Scotland. My destination was to be Lochinver and the area of Assynt but rather than taking my usual direct route up the west coast I settled on a road trip up Scotland’s east coast, somewhere I have not explored all that much. After leaving my home in Yorkshire the first locations were around North Berwick before crossing the Firth of Forth and working my way towards Aberdeen. From there I hugged the coastline around to the Moray Firth, back east to Inverness and then north all the way up to Dunnet Head and John O’Groats. After spending a couple of days exploring the north east corner of Scotland I headed along Scotland’s north coast to Durness before dropping down to Lochinver.
2016 – London
A whistle-stop tour of the big smoke, no agenda, no tripod, minimal gear for a couple of days wandering the streets of London.
Late 2015 & 2016 – Other Things
A collection of photographs I have made during the last year, a mixture of landscapes and gritty street photography based around my local area with a couple of trips slightly further a field to the Lake District, Teeside and Whitby.
Wet Plate Cameras
If you were looking for my wet plate cameras these can now be found on a dedicated website… http://vocecameras.com