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Life among the ruins

This shot was taken not too far from the S1 Artspace building which had an exhibition last year entitled “Love among the ruins” which was a collection of photographs taken of people going about their lives in the Park Hill Flats complex in the 60s, 70s & 80s, so the title of today’s shot is a spin on that.

This shot isn’t linked otherwise, but sometimes a weed growing out of a crack in some concrete steps makes for a pleasing photograph.


FILM - Life among the ruins

Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Klick XD200 (expired in 2001).

Taken on 16 March 2019

5 thoughts on “Life among the ruins

    1. Thanks Jim. It’s taken with a roll of 2001 expired Klick XD200 (Klick was a chain of photo processing stores in the U.K. that went into administration about 10 years ago, so the film is likely a rebadged emulsion from someone else) that was in a bag of old 35mm compacts my day gave me a couple of years back. The colours have shifted a little and many of the frames have a slight pinkish hue, which I think has really helped this photo.


  1. This image really works for me because of the surrounding algae, weathering on the concrete wall and flag stones. It gives this picture real depth around the colour of the plant and would certainly worth a print for the home I think.

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