Halifax Central Library

Halifax Central Library in Black and White

The new Halifax Central Library is a reflection of a more modern approach to libraries; as a central hub for learning and interaction. Some have bemoaned the fact that the library isn’t full of books but I think this is actually ones of its strong points. You only need to spend a short amount of time before you realize this space is multipurpose from learning seminars, fieldtrips, coffee dates, and general learning whether it be through using the public computers or borrowing books.

The hardest part was actually trying to frame the photographs without people in them! I woke up early hoping to photograph the library before it became too crowded but when I arrived several minutes before opening there was already a crowd.

The interior based on a decade old Swedish design I found to be an exciting challenge to photograph. I should have called this photo set “Angles” because I quite enjoy the clean and sharp angles which proved a bit of a trick to highlight. The library is full of vibrant green and orange colours but I wanted to focus in on the design itself and I hope these photos do just that.

– M.R.H.
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Halifax Central Library

Halifax Central Library

Halifax Central Library

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