Wolsey Island, Abbey Meadows, Leicester

For a long time I’ve been trying to get “the shot” of this building that will stop me wanting to come back here and try again. To be fair I have a few that I quite like but it was only when this film came back from Ilford that I realised what I’d been missing – I was concentrating on the building all the time and I hadn’t noticed the obvious – the space.

What is missing is as important as what remains – the gaps where the rest of the shoe factory once stood and the word “WOLSEY” painted on the chimney – these are details I had missed until a change of camera and lens forced a different perspective on me.

Canon EOS 5, Canon 24mm f/2.8, ILFORD SFX200, Cokin P003