It’s easy to describe what’s was in front of the camera, that’s what cameras are good at.
But for me to do descriptive reality would be the last of my intentions.
It’s so easy not to connect the subject and the subject matter of a picture. In this case the subject of the picture is the dire and dirty working conditions of hundreds of thousands of railway men in the steam age. Men who gave their labour and service to the company in return for poor pay and chronic health problems.The subject matter is a locomotive and driver on the WHR.
As an ex railway worker who occasionally clocked on at 4 am to work on track maintenance in the cold and wet of winter I have a slight inclining for the way of life those drivers and firemen had.
So before you tell me the picture is too dark and you can’t see details in the shadows remember the all men who lungs were filled with coal dust and hands diseased with cancerous oils. Life is not always bright and fully described with subjects that are easy to look at.
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(c) Andy Beel 2012