"Actually when I took this photograph I was thinking of another image by a local photographer. It's called Crescent Cold Stores 72 8 and was posted here in "Things" on 13 Oct 2017. Light meets iron perfectly."
Thank you Maris, very kind of you to say so. Even kinder of you to remove the porcelain throne. Although I admit that I have always indulged in pride with that shot that the shadow of the cyclone fence on the raised plastic seat printed beautifully when I used my Durst L1200 which now frolics in the hands of Barry K. The distortions of that shadow give form to the moulding that enhances and finishes the shot.
Mudford was something of a giant at the time as I recall but, having been forced to shoot 35mm with tilt/shift lenses for commercial expedience, I can't for the life of me fathom why anyone would prefer slaving in the dark in preference to schlepping a bigger camera, tripod and lens. "A tilt/shift does not a view camera make!" I'm very impressed by the vertical parallelism on your shot.
"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi