I Am Kloot

Spring 2001. It’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m stood in the open rooftop skylight of the canalside mill conversion in Lancaster that was home at that time. The cheap thin carpet is rough on my bare feet, ducks are quacking six floors below and I’m sipping absurdly hot tea, basking in the unexpected warmth… Continue reading I Am Kloot

The Lowry

Travelled light to the Victorian Market at Salford Quays this weekend, all well and good until the light buggered off early as it tends to do in the depths of winter. With no tripod, monopod, gorillapod or beanbag it was improvisation time for this photo of The Lowry. As low an ISO as I dared,… Continue reading The Lowry

Balls of Steel

Manchester, Saturday Sep 21st 2013. Eight of the world’s top trials riders competed head to head over a custom made course comprising of local street furniture, a pair of Metrolink trams and these giant steel spheres in Exchange Square. A spectacular free event thanks to Manchester City Council, I love MCR and the Red Bull… Continue reading Balls of Steel

Basic Instinct

I stepped out one evening last week to put some rubbish in the bin and nearly ate this spider, who’d made its web right across the bin alcove.  Instead of freaking out I grabbed the macro lens and a flash to capture the image you see here.  Over the years I’ve used the discipline and… Continue reading Basic Instinct

The Arches

Taking a break from rush hour madness to explore the finer side of town one evening and a rain shower forced me to head for the nearest cover under a rail viaduct, where I chanced upon this scene.

Cross Skies

1200 feet above sea level this stainless steel cross has, to me at least, always signified a demarcation between the beautiful Pennine Hills and the rather less beautiful post-industrial sprawl of Greater Manchester.  I hadn’t stopped here for about six years and the clouds were phenomenal so decided to shoot this ‘properly’ with tripod, 10-stop… Continue reading Cross Skies

The Hustler

An example of making something from more or less nothing with fairly basic equipment whilst losing enjoying a few frames at The Arch, Manchester. This place is probably the best decorated pool hall in town but not a typical location for handheld ambient light photography. Resting the camera on the cushion gave too low a viewpoint,… Continue reading The Hustler