Gilden in Manchester

Have to be honest and admit that up until these last few months I was never a huge fan of Bruce Gilden. I always found his method of using flash up close and personal, shooting the unsuspecting public on the street, a little too intrusive and rude. But have to admit that having tried itContinue reading “Gilden in Manchester”

Night Lights

I always think there’s something very reassuring and comforting when you’re walking around the deserted streets of town late at night and you find brightly lit shop windows, whether its a gentlemen’s barber shop or a take away fast food outlet, the bright lights make the darkness less sinister and if you’re lucky enough toContinue reading “Night Lights”

Homage to William Christenberry

A few years ago reading about Walker Evans I came across another name, William A Christenberry, a photographer from Alabama whose images of the south have greatly influenced me in my passion for photographing random neglected buildings and space. Was sad to read that he passed away this week but it also reminded me ofContinue reading “Homage to William Christenberry”

November light

Out searching for neon light but had to stop for a few minutes to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the natural light on our coast. We have been very lucky this autumn with some very fine dry weather and the sunsets from Blackpool promenade have been beautiful.  

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I saw these light fittings yesterday when, after a day of shooting dancers on Comedy Carpet and capturing the finishing touches of a new piece of urban art on a wall in a car park, I decided I deserved a brew. I ordered my cup of tea and as I sank thankfully on to theContinue reading “Horizontal”

Drapes

Out and about in Manchester at weekend and looking for one thing found something else.. The bright pink of the walls and ghostly torn drapes made me stop and exhale a sigh of sheer happiness and excitement. How could I not? Well you would too wouldn’t you?  This wall, these windows and the fabulous tornContinue reading “Drapes”