Back in 2005 I paid a visit to the old Victorian Railway Newport Workshops, in Melbourne. On one side of the old yards were a collection of carriages and rollingstock that were in storage. Some were rather well looked after whereas other items such as this carriage were falling apart as the years rolled on.
I had been here so many times before with friends and it is strange, because looking back on it all now you always felt as though this would always be here to see. So when I was taking this photograph it was more because I wanted to capture the scene of dereliction rather than to preserve the past.
Well, as I write this it is March 12th 2010 and what you see in this photograph no longer exists. The shed has been pulled down, some of the rollingstock has been relocated and some are gone forever. This site is currently being levelled and new railway storage facilities are being built.
I wonder what else around this historic location will be gone forever one day…Modernisation and progress can be such a bugger really.
All prints come unframed
Order & Delivery Information
All of Jonathan Newton’s open and limited edition prints are produced on Fujiflex Metallic Crystal Archive, one of the highest quality photographic papers available in the world today. The quality is exceptional with extremely high contrast and an ultra high gloss appearance that makes the images jump right off the paper in an almost three-dimensional way. It also has great archival properties with a strong resistance to light exposure. With correct professional mounting and framing Jonathan’s prints will last for many years without signs of colour fading.
Each photograph is hand signed by Jonathan Newton. It’s then covered, rolled and packed into a hard cylinder tube to guarantee the safest delivery possible. Limited edition print’s are numbered and come with a ‘Certificate Of Authenticity’, also hand signed by Jonathan.
Limited Edition Prints
Printed in editions of 50, 100 or 250, Jonathan’s Limited Edition prints showcase scenes that we don’t usually see ourselves, or those that we seem to take for granted. Unlike other investments, all can enjoy these prints while they mature. With professional mounting and framing they will last many years without any signs of fading, allowing you to decorate your walls while the value increases.
When 10% of the total prints are sold in any one edition, the purchase price increases by 20% ensuring that your investment increases in value. Once the last print in an edition has sold there will never be another one produced.
All prints are individually produced to maintain the best possible level of quality. Our standard delivery times for unframed prints and posters are as follows:
Australia wide delivery time is 1-2 weeks.
International delivery time is 2-3 weeks.