Searching. Discovering. Finding treasures.
Imaging myself in others’ stories, in other history.
In a city that now is almost invisible, or at least well hidden. Forgotten.
Bowman Lane, looking west. Hunslet, Leeds
It looks so real and intimate to me.
Enjoy leodis.net a photographic archive of Leeds.
“I love towns, they’re like friends to me. When I haven’t seen them for some time, I miss them ad I want to see them again to find out if they’ve changed.”
A barge on the Aire&Calder navigation approaching the Skelton Grange Power Station
The Rag and the Bone Man, Burmantofts
East Grove Street, Burmantofts
The sewing room, burton’s factory, hudson road
The pressing Department, Burton’s factory, Hudson Road
Haze over Burley, Westfield Crescent
Kirkstall Power Station, from Bankfield Road, Kirkstall, 1954
Eldon Terrace, Woodhouse Lane, 2004
City Square, 2004
Bus on Boar Lane, 2004
Bankfield Road, Kirkstall, 2004
And that’s exactly what he did. In a inspiring way.
The young Marc Riboud, following Robert Capa’s suggestion, first met Leeds in 1954, to makes pictures of it for the Picture Post. At that time, the magazine were publishing a series of pictures entitled “The best and the worst of English cities” an Leeds was the only town that left. 50 years after, in 2004, Marc Riboud, now a famous Magnun photographer, came back to Leeds to re-photograph it. So they became a book and a exhibition.
But it found difficult to duplicate his earlier photograph.
The city’s been growing and changing. And now, after only 10 years since his last visit, what could he find?
But nowadays anyone has a camera. The knowledge is share and spread.
What if anyone could try this experience? And hunt for those “lasting moments”?