I always wanted to visit Manchester and a college project in 2014 gave me the perfect project to do just so.
I don’t know why but I’ve always had a weird deep connection with the city of Manchester, maybe because it’s so different to Lincoln in terms of how big and built up it is. I remember not taking many photographs on this shoot and honestly, I was gutted. There’s a lot of things for you to do when you visit Manchester like shop, oh my life the shopping centres are amazing and eat, there are some amazing food places there. Unfortunately we weren’t able to eat at them all in one day, however, we did stop in a Pizza place in the Arndale which was divine.
When you’re planning to visit Manchester, I would seriously recommend booking a hotel and stay for a few days because the city is so big you really do not have enough time in one day to fully experience all that Manchester has to offer. I am planning to go back here soon and have a full day of just shooting and nothing else asides from the occasional food break. I and Stewart have taken quite a liking to visit and exploring cities together. It’s nice to get away from somewhere where you just associate with home and work. It’s almost like a mini-vacation.
My nan, our designated driver at this point insisted that we had to go on the Manchester Wheel. “You can’t come somewhere like this and not experience it fully.” I got some amazing photographs up there. I seem to have lost a few photographs over the years which is always a sad feeling and a great example of why you should back up your photographs kids! I even had a photograph of the Manchester wheel and it was my favourite from the day, typical that I lost it.
You’ll notice a lot of the photographs were mainly black and white in this post and that is because I was going for a more ”documentary” style when photographing these. I love documenting with my photography and creating a time capsule for myself to look back on in years to come.
Did you like this post? Why not check out my other posts that throw it back to 2014.