A very different view of the U.K’s favorite seaside town, famous for its Tower, Pleasure Beach, Illuminations, family holidays, Stags & Hens parties, and rowdy nights out, Blackpool is very quiet this spring time. There is however a strange poetic beauty in the stillness and quiet, giving me the opportunity to capture these fabulous buildingsContinue reading “Socially Isolating in Blackpool”
No reason other than I like the absence of advertising..
On May 4th the ‘Best Of Blackpool’ exhibition opened at the Kosmonaut in Manchester, curated by Jamie Cook and showing works from the best artists Blackpool has to offer. The artists are promoting Blackpool as the creative hub that it is. All part of the local art community they came together to show the publicContinue reading “‘Best of Blackpool’ at ‘Kosmonaut’ Manchester”
Sometimes other people’s misfortune give me the opportunity for a cracking shot and though I first thought this was a funky fake table decoration at the ice cream parlor, close inspection and that sweet milky smell convinced me that it was the real thing.
More meanderings around back streets and I happened upon this distinctive mark clearly indicating the identity of where I was. A characteristic sign reflected in the windows of yet another closed shop.
I have been neglecting my blog for a while now..family, projects (2) new Independent Creatives group ..all sorts of everything leaving me little time to get out with camera. However I did get out for a day last week to shoot more unsuspecting public and strangers on the street for my Documenting Blackpool project. OnContinue reading “Hidden Treasures”
On my way to the launch of the Preston Pride of Place Project yesterday I was once again distracted by a window and once again the window was made up of glass-blocks.. now have no idea why these windows appeal to me so much but I really do like them and the older the better…thisContinue reading “Waylaid by glass blocks”
Open day at Blackpool Winter Gardens was a huge success again this year, people everywhere photographing the beautiful architecture, sitting in the Opera House watching vintage films and parents armed with cameras capturing their kids as they danced and played on empty stages to music only they could hear. After being drawn as always toContinue reading “Blocks of colour & inspiration in the gents”
So here we are in 2016 some hoping it will be better than 2015 but I have to honestly say 2015 was pretty awesome for me, personally anyway…. I have a fabulous family with new arrivals due in the springtime, a roof over my head, food on the table and a clean warm bed. My photography,Continue reading “new year new inspiration”