Thursday, November 7, 2019

Silent Sheffield

These images of Sheffield go together with my 2015 posts Urban landscape and Documentary images.

Why were they overlooked? The photographs are more conventionally pictorial. They don't 'say' anything. They are silent. You would hardly believe that the City of Sheffield is a bustling, thriving metropolis. There's also a sense that 'you've travelled one thousand years into the future after all human life has gone — and nothing has changed' (Photography and the uncanny).

In their muted way I find these images sad — and also disturbing.