Winston Link’s most widely recognized work was based on his passion for steam locomotives; initially an engineer, he later became a public relations and advertising photographer. Between 1955 and 1959 he created an unusual body of images, taking nocturnal photographs of one of the last great steam locomotive railways in the United States, the Norfolk and Western Railway, before its replacement by diesel locomotives. Although he was working professionally for business companies, this project was a personal labour of love, requiring extraordinary technical expertise, especially for the complex lighting. Link wanted to capture the landscape crossed by the locomotives: family life, the drive-in, eating out of...
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