'This' began life as my visual memoir - my almost daily encounters, fascinations, fixations and general observations.
Emerging themes included things beginning with the letter 'P'... people, puddles and pigeons. A self-styled 'stylistic guerrilla assault on the general public'.
'This is MY City', I said. 'Herein are my EYES' said I. And.... ' And time will only tell'
Time has told me that I have become obsessed with documenting the DIY music scene in Manchester. So it is perhaps time that I take a step back.. retrace my steps.. and recalibrate this space so that my photographical work does not become lost in the noise of Manchester.
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CARSON WELLS drove hundreds of country miles to play About Time Festival 2. Here is three new tracks from their upcoming releases including a split with Human Hands, working titles September’s Jam, June’s Jam and Namib. As tight as your father from their recent Yorkshire Puddings and Gravy tour, they didn’t disappoint with a high energy, explosive performance that hit all the right grooves. This is scotmo.
Described recently as Manchester’s mysterious hardcore sect… allow me to shed some light on OLD SKIN. Playing live here in Manchester’s Star and Garter last August… it was an All Dayer and sadly, I was low on memory. Sorely tempted and very nearly pressed delete… but didn’t. So this is only a taster.
One of my favourite shots recently was taken on an iPhone. I wanted to share a few pictures that translate the ‘Minimal’ ethos behind my work and demonstrate that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a camera or on equipment. You just need a decent subject. And that can be anything. Don’t be intimidated. Go out. Capture.
KIDS INSANE - formed in Tel Aviv, Israel; punk from another mother; hardcore punk from Israhell, building one angry brick at a time. Played Albany Road a few weeks back and have played on my mind for some time since.