Hal Far used to be Malta’s go to for speed venue. The area was originally a small airport and run way built by the british to launch fighter jets during the war. The place was very popular on weekends with speed freaks testing the limits of their engines. Unfortunately a few years ago a factory was built in the middle of this run way making the area near impossible to enjoy. Here are a couple of scanned developed photos I found in my collection. They were taken in 1998.
Photography has been part of my life since before I was born, my father was a keen photographer who had invested in his own developing equipment. This passion grew with every issue of Life and many other news magazines I used to read instead of doing school home work. Unfortunately I never got the chance to work for Life Magazine, Time Magazine nor any foreign news paper but I have always carried some sort of camera to capture that “Kodak Moment”. Those magazine articles taught me that only a few shots are needed to tell a story, so when combined with the cost of film and developing I learnt to take my time to think and observe before pressing the shutter. Traveling around Australia for a year in 2005 was the biggest learning boost for me. A backpacker on a tight budget, film/developing much more expensive Down Under, living in areas rarely visited by foreigners and getting around on my bicycle I patiently and carefully documented the experience. Australia is a photographers paradise!