Thursday, April 04, 2019

Devil's Cauldron Or Cradle Of The Arts?

SCANNED NEGATIVES : HALIFAX FROM THE SHIBDEN VALLEY (c1968)


This is one of my photos from 50 years ago and shows Halifax from  the Shibden Valley. The town seems to be spilling from the lip of some giant industrial cauldron, or nestling in a cradle of the arts.

This particular photograph comes from a time when my brother, Roger, and I were planning a slide presentation (a kind of 1960s equivalent of a vlog), which we had given the working title, "Halifax : Devil's Cauldron or Cradle of the Arts?". The presentation never got finished, but the title has stuck with me down the years.


6 comments:

  1. One of my earliest pencil sketches, from over sixty years ago, is of the same view.

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  2. I was fearing that your regular commentators had lost their zeal. Even I was about to give up. But then in comes "Mumbai Escorts" to make my day!

    Perhaps, on a slow day, the escorts would condescend to be my models.

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  3. I love the shading (from printing process?) that occurs across the scene...makes it quite mysterious!

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  4. I see more of the cradle metaphor here. The landscape seems a crazy quilt covering a rumpled bed.

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