I think I should give more details about the shot. It is Boris Il'insky, the last worker of the last workshop of a repair and engineering works which collapsed together with the USSR. He uses his lathe (made in 1963), the last working tool here, in the lightest corner of the room, in this chaos and devastation around. The new owner of the building is not going to invest into manufacturing...
Thats a shame, he has a marvelous face..those lights look ancient on the wall. Great tones and dof...subject very interesting. Maggi
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I have worked with metal lathes in the past, nothing this old though. I hope the new owner lets Boris keep the old Lathe as it looks like it is part of his life.
Magnificent shot loaded with History and detail.
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You have used the light available expertly..great b&w.'There is no point pressing the shutter unless you are making some caustic comment on the incongruities of life. That is what photography is all about. It is the only reason for doing it.'......Philip Jones Griffiths