Bangor has a grand pier, a pier that protrudes out into the Menai Straits with all the forceful exuberance of a cheeky schoolboy sticking out his tongue at the world. It goes so far across the narrow straits, it seems to aspire to grow up to become a bridge.
Saturday, 30 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
This scan of one of my negatives from thirty-five years ago captures a part of Sheffield that "was on the turn". Kelham Island still had the scars of industrial times gone by, but post-industrialism was on the way and the Alma Hotel had already turned into the Fat Cat.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Cartwright Hall in Bradford looks magnificent in the winter sun; the stone seems to glow with civic pride. Built in 1904 as the centre-piece for the Great Bradford Exhibition it is now home to Bradford's Art Gallery and the new David Hockney Gallery.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Sunday, 10 December 2017
"It is a matter of intense debate amongst mathematicians and theoretical particle physicists as to whether it is possible for any three dimensional object to have just three edges. It is clear that none of the participants involved in such discussions have ever been to Elland - for Elland has just three edges: Hullen Edge, Lower Edge and Upper Edge".
1904 Picture Postcard Of Elland
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Mankind has been crossing the Hebble Brook to get from Halifax to Bradford and Leeds for 750 years. Each time they build higher and sleeker and by 1971 - when I took this photograph - they had created urban sculpture amongst the dark, decaying mills.
Monday, 4 December 2017
These four photographs seemed to fit together. It was partly that they were neighbours on the same strip of negatives, and partly that they were all taken at Cromwell Bottom Lock on the Calder and Hebble Navigation some 25 years ago. They are, you could say, locked together.