Transient figures

The blurring of passing people has proved an interesting challenge: to decide the right amount to anonymise people on private property, but still retain a degree of recognisability. I want to keep some character, to suggest who they are, what they look like, but with enough abstraction to allow sufficient scope for the viewer’s imagination. Images on the public street don’t have the same restrictions of privacy (in the U.K.), but I still prefer some blur to show movement, direction and temporality.IMG_0017_13det1.jpg

The image above is a detail from a larger image (below)

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Manchester Museum collage

This is approximately half (right-hand side) of a longer series. Linear collage breaking ‘4th wall’ by including people close to camera. Exposures at different times reflected in changing light, clouds and shadow angles. Oxford Road, Manchester, U.K. 2017

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RBS Tower composite at dusk

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An image composed of two framings. One for the lower (exterior) portion (two exposures – the first includes pedestrians on left side and far right, the second for the traffic trails). The other is a composite of 7 exposures for the upper floors, showing the people framed by the windows over a 20 minute period, as they pack up at the end of the working day (4.40 – 5pm).

The location is the Royal Bank of Scotland building on Deansgate, Manchester

New book published

I’ve just got my copy of Park Hill: Streets in the Sky, a Dozen Perspectives published by FutureHeritage

http://www.futureheritage.org.uk/parkhill/

12 photographers photographed the enormous Park Hill housing complex in Sheffield on the same day. The book draws together different perspectives on this early post-war deck access development (now a listed structure).

A couple of my images that feature in the book are below

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Just registered for four events at ‘The Liveable City – a Danish-British Dialogue in Manchester’

See the registration page on the Danish Embassy’s website:
http://storbritannien.um.dk/en/about%20great%20britain/the-liveable-city—a-danish-british-dialogue-in-manchester/the-liveable-city-programme/

I’ve signed up for the…

Urban Planning seminar

Screening of The Human Scale

Mending Modernism

and Contemporary use of Historic Structures