Simmo, Bloom and Billet Mill, Scunthorpe, 2006

Simmo, Bloom and Billet Mill, Scunthorpe, 2006

May 28, 2019

The sad news last week of 5000 job losses as British Steel closed was to me another sad consequence of Brexit.

In 2006 I was commissioned by Corus Construction and Industrial, in partnership with Arts & Business Yorkshire and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, to photograph the Scunthorpe Bloom and Billet Mill, before the two miles of steel production line was moved to India. This was a project I was eager to take on, working in this intense environment, capturing the vast scale of work going on. The over ground plant is mirrored by an underworld beneath which I couldn't help but liken to the Ridley Scott movies 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner' (my favourite film and a source of much inspiration).

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