Burn, Burn, Burn ~ Hannah in Robin Hoods Bay Photo Series
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ~ Jack Kerouac from On the Road
A Piece of Home ~ A Saltaire Photo Series
I’ve lived in Saltaire for over a year & a half now & every day I feel like I have a home in one of the most awesome places in the world. Saltaire was founded by Sir Titus Salt in 1851 & pioneered the wool industry in Yorkshire. Titus created Saltaire by combining & relocating 5 Bradford mills & their staff to the new location by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Now a world heritage site, Saltaire is a beautiful model village with a strong artist community. Including of course the best non traditional vintage reportage & alternative documentary wedding photographer in Yorkshire ;-) Shutter Go.. Click Photography.
There’s just something about getting off the train from a busy day in Leeds & walking through the cobbled streets. Smelling the wood burning stoves of cosey cottages. Watching the breeze play through treetops amidst slow moving canals. I remember getting home from 30 hours of travelling back from the beautiful Bali (after our honeymoon) & struggling with luggage, house keys & an impatient wife needing a wee. But then just pausing a moment & soaking in the view of a incredible rainbow rising over Shipley Glen.
It just goes to show, you don’t always have to travel far from home to see the biggest of pictures. Sometimes they can be right on your doorstep…
A Story Unseen ~ At Stranger Times ~ A Leeds Photo Series
When you look back through the past couple of years in photographs on hard drives, it’s amazing the memories that are rekindled. Not just the moment where the image was captured, but where I was in my life when they were taken. Some of the photos above were shot from the rooftop garden at Leeds General Infirmary. The dwindling light cast warmth over a busy city skyline.
At the time my dad had just woken up from a coma after having an aortic aneurysm. It was a pretty surreal time in my familes life & I’m greatful for every moment with him since. Of course, he went on to stand by me as the best man at my wedding & one day in the not so distant future. He’ll be the best rockstar grandad the world has ever known.
Photography is not just a means of remembering a moment, it can be about reliving an emotion, a story unseen beyond the megapixel…