#526 – Old Negative Scans Part 6 – Dunaskin

Dunaskin was a funny one (funny odd, not funny ha-ha). An ironworks that had bee converted to a brickworks that had closed and then reopened as an industrial heritage centre, which then closed and was abandoned. I took these on one of my Nikon F100’s with a half decent 28-105 lens on it which is…

#481 – A new look to the blog!

After four years of the last template, I’ve decided to have a refresh of the site as WordPress have some interesting new ones available – I hope you like it! It’s less noticeable on mobile devices, you very much need to see it on a desktop or laptop to appreciate it. I’ve also taken the…

#473 – Derelict Ship at Glasson Dock 2

In the past, Glasson Dock has been used for ship breaking (and building) occasionally, so it may well be that Merger meets her end where she now lies. I visited primarily to try out an ND filter, but found that the tide didn’t rise high enough for me to get the pictures I’d envisioned, but…

#472 – Derelict Ship at Glasson Dock 1

I know nothing of this little ship, other than it used to be a dredger based at Glasson Dock. Named ‘Merger’,  internet pictures show it with an excavator positioned near the bow, presumably for clearing the channels of the Lune for the coastal shipping that uses this small Lancashire Port. It looks like its service…

Shadows of the North Book – last few copies / free PDF sample

Having sold quite a few of my books recently at my talks and online, I’m down to the last few copies of my self-published book, and I’m considering my options for a reprint. The safe option is to go back to Blurb, but good though they are, they are ridiculously expensive and I only ever buy…

My recent Urbex shoot for O2 / Samsung

More to come soon, but I’ve recently been commissioned to take some urbex style photos using the awesome new Samsung Galaxy S7. Here’s the press release from O2: http://news.o2.co.uk/?press-release=urban-explorer-snaps-eerie-pics-samsung-galaxy-s7-o2 And a story in the Manchester Evening News: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/london-road-fire-station-urban-11055107 Finally a gallery of photos on my website of London Road Fire Station: http://www.theviewfromthenorth.org/london-road-fire-station-samsung More to come………

#429 – Grafters Exhibition at People’s History Museum

On over the summer at the People’s History Museum in Manchester is a new exhibition, Grafters. The subtitle is ‘Industrial Society in Image and Word’ and it is curated by Ian Beesley with some accompanying poems by Ian MacMillan (who has previously provided poems for some of Beesley’s books). The exhibition is split into 8 distinct…