View Camera (large format film); Silver Gelatin Prints
A photographic essay about a series of telephone poles throughout the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The poles are riddled with staples from years of fliers announcing concerts, shows, and many other events taking place in the city. Now surrounded by newer structures, new and old forms of communication, they reflect the changes in how we communicate. The poles represent a time when information had to be sought out and tangible. Now that the information comes to us, we have to wonder if we're communicating more or less because of it.
These images were taken with a 4x5 view camera, the negatives individually processed, and the prints hand processed in a black and white darkroom. They were then scanned for inclusion in this book. Large format photography allows for a much wider range of detail, texture, and tone in a photograph.