Ben Cadwallader

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The Film Experiment 2: ‘Historic Glory’

Steam Train Yard Healsville Yarra Glen Rubble Economy

Following on from my previous film experiment I have continued to use the Mamimya 7 – medium format film

camera to photograph another series, this one titled: ‘Historic Glory’

Due to being closed down and refurbished as a functioning station once again Healsville and Yarra Glenn stations and its historic trains that have become quite the tourist attraction will be demolished in place of a functioning station after decades of barely any use.

This series photographs these trains, their carriages and their train yard in an attempt to memorise what these trains once were and to imagine what they would have looked like in their glory days. I would argue they now look even more glorified as a rustic feature in a town that always draws the tourists.

I also completed a digital photography series on this same idea for university which may be published at a later date.

This series was photographed on ISO 400 film, and developed and printed in a darkroom by myself. These photos have been scanned to be shown on my website, the quality has been lost in these scans.

Thank You for reading

‘Historic Glory’ – By Ben Cadwallader all images are copyrighted.

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Trip to 2011′s Avalon Air Show in Melbourne – Photographs

Jet Rear Jets 1

I made a trip with a few friends to visit the Avalon Air Show 2011, in Melbourne on Friday 4th of March. Sadly, upon waking up we all saw the dreaded grey clouds covering the entire sky. The forecast was terrible: rain, black clouds, general unpleasantness but we all manned up and soldiered on and drove the long drive to Western Melbourne to the Air Show…

Upon reflection, coming on the worst day of the week (weather wise) was a fantastic idea, as there was essentially no effort to get to the front of the run way to get a great view of the live air action. When we looked at other peoples photo’s from that weekend we were shocked to see how much more busy it was. If you’re going for the spectacle of the live air show and acrobatics then definitely go on the potentially wettest day of the week. Perhaps if you would have preferred spending your day browsing through the show tents and displays among the large show grounds, it might be more ideal for one of the nicer days. Either way, just remember to bring a jacket because it got so cold.

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Journey to the Flooded Lands

Lilydale Lake, Victoria, Australia Cracking Earth #Post

As many of you are aware, there was immense flooding all over Victoria a few weeks ago shortly after the tragic Queensland floods.

The heavy rain in Victoria sadly caused half my house to get a very damp floor, so I was unable to launch out from my house with camera in hand. So sadly I missed out on photographing some potentially great scenes in the local area… (more…)


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