"A friend explains himself, the earth is explicable - from her we came, and we must return to her. But who can explain Westminster Bridge Road or Liverpool Street in the morning ... ?"
– Howard's End, E. M. Forster
In 1982, I began photographing buildings and streetscapes in Nova Scotia using a large format camera. Many of the pictures have been published in Historic Halifax and LANDMARKS: Historic Buildings of Nova Scotia - collaborations with the architectural historian Elizabeth Pacey.
The project was an opportunity to photograph in a more systematic way, to make pictures with less "me" and more "there", to learn a new (old) technology, and to pay back a debt to my adopted home.
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All photographs: Copyright © 1982-2009 Alvin Comiter