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16 Feb 2015

CAGED JAGUAR, FARADAY STREET. 7.35AM

CAGED JAGUAR, FARADAY STREET. 7.35AM Manchester is unfairly famed for its rain. If it’s raining in Manchester, then somewhere else along the west of Britain is also getting it, and I’d rather this new, soft water than drought and lime. It’s not easy to photograph in though. The camera drips miserably and the lens needs constant attention. This morning my hood was up and my chilled hands were thrust deep into dampened pockets. A bin lorry, or waste re-cycling vehicle, […]

12 Feb 2015

THE ANGEL, MANCHESTER 6.55am

THE ANGEL, MANCHESTER 6.55am Each morning I only have around 35 minutes to work in, before the light lifts and the street lamps go off. People who are on their way to work in this transient half light have tense faces, they resist eye contact, shoulders are hunched, there are no smiles. There’s a sense of isolation. Great Ancoats Street and Swan Street sometimes feel to me as if they are a tarmac moat, nestled between the city centre and […]

11 Feb 2015

LUDGATE STREET, MANCHESTER, 7.06am

LUDGATE STREET, MANCHESTER, 7.06am I work in a simple fashion, and so it’s easy to set up once I notice something.. Just a digital camera, one short zoom and a tripod. I shoot more with a Colt 45, face to face, than as a sniper with all his telescopic sites. The morning was cold, not much love in the sky. I could tell nothing more was promised than solid grey. A car had pulled up opposite a waiting taxi, and […]

08 Feb 2015

FOUNDRY LANE, NORTHERN QUARTER, MANCHESTER, 7.15am

FOUNDRY LANE, NORTHERN QUARTER, MANCHESTER, 7.15am Foundry Lane was mostly an empty street at 7.15 am. On the way to taking this picture I walked past a pair of black Pierre Cardin boxer shorts . They lay neatly on the pavement, next to a pizza box, as if someone had just stepped out of them. The red brick houses to the left of the picture are the Smithfield Gardens housing estate, built in the 1970s, and the first modern residential […]

05 Feb 2015

CABLE STREET CAR PARK, MANCHESTER, 7.01am

CABLE STREET CAR PARK, MANCHESTER, 7.01am Much of the land around the norther edge of Manchester city centre is now given over to car parks, offering cheap all day parking on rutted ground. Where once stood grand warehouses, factories and offices you can now leave your car idle. The backdrop to this place is the CIS tower and the new Co-op bank building, which is the centrepiece of this area’s revival. COPYRIGHT BELONGS TO SIMON BUCKLEY / NOT QUITE LIGHT. […]

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