With my short stint in Manchester soon coming to an end, I thought I might go out with my woefully underused Yashica 635 and capture some of the places in the city centre that have meant a bit to me whilst I’ve been here. I also wanted to do some more b/w developing at home so the chemicals I bought earlier in the year don’t go to waste, so I loaded the camera with a roll of Lomography Earl Grey 100 and went for a stroll.
I’ve not fiddled about with the scans too much as I wanted to leave the raw medium format film look intact, slightly inspired by seeing Dunkirk in 70mm IMAX at the weekend!
My home for the last 6 months. It was the first and only place I saw before moving up, I knew I wanted to move in within about 20 seconds of seeing it.
Most mornings I’ve dashed down to this tram stop to catch the 0750 to MediaCityUK in order to get to the gym before work. My memories of it will be it was mostly raining whilst I was waiting.
This restaurant in Stevenson Square has been my go-to venue for food with friends, both in the evening and to get a nice Eggs Benedict for brunch.
The skin fade is a high maintenance haircut, so I’ve been to the barbers’ on Oldham Street every fortnight for a ten pound trim.
E&G on the corner of Newton Street and Stevenson Square is my local trendy coffee shop. The crushed avocado on toast cannot be faulted.
My favourite pub in The Village, safely just back from the Queer as Folk chic of Canal Street.
Well. I’ve been very drunk and danced a lot here. Less said the better.
After a drunken night’s dancing, only a greasy(ish) spoon fry-up from the legendary Koffee Pot will do. Have made a point of bringing visiting friends here as no trip to Manchester is complete without it.
A hipster local shop for a trendy area. As well as being a grocery it’s a cafe/bar/pop-up restaurant. Right across the road from me, it’s been essential for the emergency supplies of sourdough bread that the local Aldi can’t provide.
Back home for the final picture. I’m going to miss the big, bright duel aspect windows and high ceilings. I won’t miss the expensive electric heating and the building site next door. It’s been a great home though, shame I’ve not been able to stay a little longer.