by David Niddrie
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Industrial Orange is a series of images shot in an industrial section of Vancouver by photographer David Niddrie. David says of the project:
Vancouver is in a transitory state - the "wild, urban" areas, left after years of neglect or kept alive by just a hint of industry, are slowly being absorbed by high-tech warehouses and high-income waterside condos. The Port itself is busier than ever, but walk a block in the perimeter and you are faced with miles of Dead Space. Past ghosts of industry mingle with abandonment and new life - the threat that these places may vanish overnight is enough to send me out, under the fence and over the tracks to document this place in history.
These images were made down by the seaside Port of Vancouver over the course of a few days. I used Fuji Provia + an orange "sunset" filter shot midday under a changing sky on my Pentax Spotmatic added a certain sheen to the metal and concrete surfaces; these were in-camera tint sessions - taking B&W filters to the unforgiving eye of chrome film.