Manchester, like all cities, has its share of graffiti. While much of it is the usual tribal markings, the City Council has always encouraged street artists to decorate whole swathes of the city.
The Northern Quarter, the centre of the old cloth making industry, has been undergoing gentrification for some years. The Council decided that public art was a way of encouraging the transformation of the area into a funky area attractive to young residents, artists and businesses.
Even new developments have bought into the idea of writing on walls.
The beauty of graffiti is its strictly temporary nature. I think you’d be hard pushed to find these examples still in situ (apart from the apartment block!)
Several years ago as we were building our new house, I was taken by the idea of recording some of the materials we used or found on the site.
Art@Ancrum is a very special arts and crafts event in the Scottish Borders. Sadly the virus got the better of Art@Ancrum this year but having a website means I can still at least do an online exhibition stand.
Dream-like pictures from the Cammo Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh
Over the years trees have featured prominently in the photographs I take. Here’s some of my favourites.
As we started walking round the grounds at Gosford House in East Lothian the light started to turn grey, Could we find any contrast worth talking about in the trees?
Panoramic images and wide aspect photographs.
Images of Manchester’s buildings, old and new.
Northern Italy is one of my favourite places to visit. Food, wine, culture, and some great photographic opportunities.