New South Wales, 1984.
Back in the days when I shot film, whenever I was in a visual rut, I often found that simply changing format would freshen up my eye.
Most of my work used to be on 35mm. So I borrowed an old 5×4 Speed Graphic and loaded up a couple of Grafmatic backs with Tri-X. The Speed Graphic was the first camera I used professionally when I became a photographer back in 1962 and I still have a great affection for this old work horse.
In a one-horse town on the road to Tamworth in northern New South Wales, I came across this derelict car wash. To me, it had something of the timeless quality of the subjects of one of my heroes, Walker Evans.