The paradox of the new urban landscape. 2006 - present.
Over the last 30 years Manchester has changed at an astounding pace, from the somber concrete terrain in the 1980s to a new urban landscape driven by property developers and retail chains. Today Manchester is a leisure facility with restaurants, bars and new apartments everywhere. With no grand plan the city is in a continual state of growth and decline.
This set of architectural photographs were shot at night in Manchester. Much of the architecture belongs to the city’s unrivalled expansion in the 19th century, today they have become ‘non’ places, the areas of the city overlooked by developers. The composition is formal and symmetrical, delineating both the original idea of the building and it’s disposition today.