I'm from a small industrial town nestled in the hills of West Yorkshire in England. Halifax was in its prime when the Victorians set up textile factories along its rivers during the industrial revolution. A lot of this architecture still remains, though most of it re-purposed for the modern world. Cold soot-stained stonework against the gently rolling hills defines the landscape. The air is fresh.
I appreciate the aesthetics of the town more now I live thousands of miles away than I did when I lived there. I started to bring my Hasselblad with me on trips to capture Halifax on film. For certain subjects, using black and white film makes the image look almost as if it were taken a hundred years ago.