Saturday, 16 April 2016

Capturing images of where we live before they are lost for ever ............... the photographs of Andy Robertson

Now the collection has just expanded with a vast new set of pictures from Andy Robertson.

Many of them will have already featured on the blog and they represent a wonderful record of how Manchester, Salford and the surrounding areas are changing.

Andy specialises in capturing bits of the landscape just before and during that moment when they are being redeveloped.

It is an eclectic collection covering everything from derelict pubs and cinemas, to grand old houses past their best and a shed load of industrial sites.

Yesterday it was the old Leaf Street Baths in Hulme, before that the skyline from a car park and before that bits of Chorlton’s shopping history and some old street furniture.

And what makes his work unique is that once he has spotted a subject he follows it through from crumbling and empty relic to demolition, a cleared site and the development.

These two were taken in 2014 of the Wilburn Basin when there was talk of redevelopment.  Since then has been back.

And that is all I am going to say for now other than to thank Andy and to say here is the link to over 150 stories featuring his pictures.*  There are more I just haven't catalogued them yet.

Location, Wilburn Basin

Pictures; the Wilburn Basin June 2014 & January 2016, from the collection of Andy Robertson

*Andy Robertson

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