Newcastle Under Lyme UK 2004

Newcastle Under Lyme UK 2004

These #photographs are from Newcastle Under Lyme (Stoke on Trent) in the UK taken from the 11th to the 15th of May in 2004.

James remembers this time as a short time in which to have a relaxing time prior to the commencement of School in Edinburgh and so he arrived to stay with Karl Weaver who he had been a tour guide for in Sydney Australia in 2003!

The portraits taken during this time show evidence of a confidence with what was then new digital technology. The photographs also demonstrate the emergence of James' particular style of image making in regards to landscapes and people.  Please note, we've included the garden photograph camera proof "doubles and extras" for the summer colour that is bright and cheerful.

James would like to acknowledge the hospitality given to him by Karl and the friendship of Lee. It was more than just the chance to wash clothes and have home cooked meals etc because in looking back on these photographs it's clear that this image making time was a great photography development period.

We would like to give a big thanks to Karl for not leading James into trouble! If anyone needs a haircut near Stoke on Trent then they should do themselves a favour and pop into Koko Hair Salon Click here to visit their website!

Above and Below, Thanks to Lee for the comfort of strangers aka helping with the much appreciated cigarette rolling. The welcome party on the deck is a much remembered kindness.

Above and Below, James remembers the very pleasant walking tour of the local area and the very lovely parks, gardens and old world buildings.

The Galleries, Above, contain a set of previously unpublished curated camera proofs for narrative context.

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