Iain Gilmour's PhotoBlog

Once the largest woollen mill in the world, Armley Mills were built in 1805 and ceased operation in 1969. Today, the buildings house Leeds Industrial Museum,…

Continuing a series of images from some of the preserved mills of Northern England. For a black and white photographer the contrast, pattern and symmetry…

In the 19th Century, Bradford in Northern England was famous for its worsted cloth. Moorside Mills, now Bradford Industrial museum has preserved some of the old…

Some of the earliest and most famous photographs of Ely Cathedral are those of Frederick H. Evans. He was profoundly dedicated to pure photography, not altering…

I first tried to photograph the interior of this wonderful old water mill 10 years ago. At that time, a 50mm f/1.4 lens at maximum aperture just about let…

Nigella orientalis seed heads make for a fascinating subject, reflecting light off their flat surfaces and with exquisite patterns. This is a follow-on study…

Like many photographers, I have long been fascinated by early cameras and have acquired a few over the years. My favourites are a handful of 1920 and 1930 Zeiss…

I have always found Karl Blossfeldt's photographs of plants, flowers and seed heads as appealing today as they no doubt were when they were published in his…

Henry Fox Talbot once wrote to his friend, the astronomer Sir John Herschel, asking him for any spare bulbs he might have to practice his new technique that he…

I was drawn by the interplay of light, in this case both natural and artificial, with the metalwork and grease of the the massive engines. The magnificence of…

Calke Abbey in Derbyshire has the sense of a place that was once a hive of activity, but that has since diminished almost to the point of being on the verge of…

I only came to appreciate the full magnificence and grandeur of the ruined Abbeys of the Scottish Borders on a couple of recent visits, drawn there by 19th…
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