This Industrial Heartland

The ties that bind the population to the land can seem inhuman: dominant structures and architectural wonders that can stretch across the landscape, not embracing the natural features in any meaningful way but instead suggest that the wilderness itself has been tamed and conformed to the rules of humanity instead of nature.  The hidden foundations, the tunnels, and the pipes, to these structures are anchors that have been violently forced through, and rendered into, the land itself; yet here is where the beating economic heart sits, almost contentedly by the sea.

Only on seeing these structures, I ask myself have we learnt the lessons of the past? Are we slowly turning our gaze to how we can instead ally industry with nature, working with it instead of against it?  Is it too late?  Only time will provide us with that answer. . .

Taken using a Pentax ME Super 35mm camera with Lomography Lady Grey 400 (Fomopan) film and developed by hand and then scanned into a computer. If reused please credit the author.

Taken using a Pentax ME Super 35mm camera with Lomography Lady Grey 400 (Fomopan) film and developed by hand and then scanned into a computer. If reused please credit the author.

Taken using a Pentax ME Super 35mm camera with Lomography Lady Grey 400 (Fomopan) film and developed by hand and then scanned into a computer. If reused please credit the author.