Remove, Restore, Replace explores the way in which photographers can interact with their subject matter in a physical as well as emotional and intellectual way. The project takes Daniel’s previous digital images of derelict places associated with the European steel industry and recasts them for the viewer using historic photographic processes. He employs the 19th Century wet plate collodion technique to craft handmade images on glass, calling to mind the fragile state of our industrial heritage – made particularly evident by the recent uncertainty surrounding the future of the British steel industry. The images also make connections between the skilled manual labour required both in the mills and this process. These contexts are visibly present in the material objects themselves: the rusted metals of the abandoned mills are mirrored in the hues of silver salts in the collodion.