Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Construction time

This area has been massively developed in the last decade or so. It sits just to the west of the site of the old Orgreave coking plant – famous for the “Battle of Orgreave” which took place between striking mineworkers and the police back in the early 80s. Pretty much all signs of the previous industry have now disappeared, replaced by a large housing development and a modern industrial park, but construction still continues in the area, with further homes and also new business units being built.

I’m not sure what the structure in today’s photograph will be when completed, although it has the feel of a small hotel, perhaps to accomodate visitors to all the new businesses in the area. Whatever it will be, I felt there was a picture to be made.


Fujica GW690 & Kodak Portra 400. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 15 October 2022.


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