Leeds 1974

Returning to Leeds in 1974 I found a city in rapid transition. Many of the old Victorian terraces were being demolished on the grounds of being substandard, insanitary, or simply for being in the way of proposed new developments. Their replacements took the form of clean and well equipped high rise blocks of flats, which despite their evident advantages, were soulless and isolating, and responsible for many of the social problems of later years. My interest in photography had only recently begun at that time, but I did succeed in making some sort of a record of that period. The photos were taken on a Russian made Zorki camera on FP4 black negative, forgotten about for many years, and only recently retrieved, scanned and edited.

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