Engines and Insects

This is a view of Hull Tidal Barrier never seen before, the latest of Rich’s ‘Engines and Insects’ photographic images for Open Bridges. Rich took the original photograph of the underside of the Tidal Barrier from the deck of the MV Syntan as they sailed down the river for the Open Bridges test run. The images follow the work of photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in Patterns from Nature in 1946. Rich created them digitally using basic darkroom techniques. The pictures are handmade, carefully created and have been a popular part of the Open Bridges exhibition.

Photograph by Richard Duffy-Howard
Here are some more of the Engines and Insects exhibition pictures,taken as part of Open Bridges. See if you can work out what part of the journey they are taken from…(click on the image for the answer)

Open Bridges concept and management – Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges Hull: For the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017 during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.

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