Some more context images from Birmingham, shot on 6x6 hasselblad 500cm with an 80mm @ F/8. Im trying to show the thin line between Urban and Rural and in developing landscape such as Birmingham I feel this is the kind of work I'm wanting to produce. Fuji Pro 160 colour negative.
Whilst standing looking through the camera at this scene I felt like Joel Sternfeld photographing "walking the high line."
Walking The High Line
What remains of the High Line is a 1.45 mile elevated rail structure that was built in the 1930s to move rail freight parallel to, and about a block east of, the docks along the western spine of Manhattan Island. A mere 30 years later it was deemed obsolete, due to the trucking industry’s domination over rail freight and the removal of the Port of New York to nearby New Jersey. It stood for several decades as a characteristic piece of abandoned industrial infrastructure, such as has increasingly come to litter the American urban landscape. Both as a discarded engineering marvel and a defunct railroad line that could metamorphose into a “rail trail,” it offered a highly visible, symbolic opportunity for historic preservation through adaptive reuse.