The photography site for sore eyes. With extra writing because I'm also a writer.
Not so long ago, before memory cards and hard drives and RAW files and photoshop, it was possible to produce photographs without the aid of a computer.
Then, it was about rolls of film, regualr visits to Boots or Jessops and a steady trickle of cash out of your wallet to pay for development costs. I don’t miss it.
However, if there had been no film there would be no shoebox in my loft. And ten years after taking these images I would not have found them again.
The Midland Hotel in Morecambe is now restored to its former glory. Built in 1933, it is a Grade II listed building that had fallen into disrepair. It re-opned in 2008 after renovation work by Urban Splash.
This is how it was.
NOTE: In 1989 an episode of Poirot was filmed at the hotel.