Colin will be giving a talk about his experiences taking the photos for his latest book ‘The Great British High Street – Glorious Gloucester Road’. He’ll give us an insight into the background stories of meeting the traders and residents and how he compiled the book. Gloucester Road traders, business owners and others from the photos will be here on the night.
Colin says “I’ve been helped, fed, guided, advised and welcomed by so many who wanted to share their thoughts on the road and what makes it tick, or been nudged on social media to look here and there. Never just a referral but often a back story and a reason why. This has shaped the project in a profound way and it has guided the way I have chosen to take the images. I am not seeking to add elegant touches, light it up and snap it to package it to you in a glossy way. I believe in good documentary to boldly capture what is there, offering here and there a glimpse of something deeper.”
We will be hosting an exhibition of Colin’s photos from the book in the Downstairs Gallery
Colin will be signing copies of the book on the night. They will then be available at Room 212