I only have around 35 minutes to work in each morning, before the light lifts and the street lights 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, between the city centre and the network of untidy streets at the bottom of the Oldham and Rochdale Roads, that show little sign of the of the supposed economic and cultural boom of the Northern Quarter and the area around Victoria Station.
The strip lights in the CIS tower are always on it seems, whilst the beer garden of The Angel, almost 200 years old, must wait until the summer sun returns.
SEE MANCHESTER AT DAWN WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP…
£150.00 + p&p
This is a special limited edition print from the Not Quite Light project and is available for sale. Only 50 prints will be produced from each image. Each print will be signed, numbered and presented with documentation guaranteeing the limited edition. Text from the blog will also accompany the image. The work is printed on archive Giclee paper at 20×16 inches, and I work with a local printer to ensure high standards of print quality.
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