Being Manchester born and bred, living and working in and the around the city all of my life, it should come as no surprise that I take a lot of photographs in Manchester’s city centre. The wonderful array of architectural styles in the city has for a long time interested me and inspired a good many of my images. Many buildings exist from the city's past when cotton was king and goods were traded all over the globe. There is a rich mix of 19th and early 20th-century building designs; Gothic, Neo-Gothic, Edwardian, Baroque, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Neo-Classical. The unique and often ostentatious statements of these building's grand and ornate entrances has given way to the modern day flush-fit, efficient, glass portals that blend as opposed to project.
In honour of the many and varied treasures, I have produced a collage of beautiful, grand, elegant, historical, humble, forgotten, abandoned, infamous and meaningful doorways that line our city's streets. Granted, not a new idea but this a personal visual record of Manchester's rich architectural heritage.
All the images have been taken with an Apple iPhone and edited on an iPhone or iPad. The principal apps used are Snapseed and Diptic. A number of collaged images were produced and then finally "stiched" together in Adobe Photoshop on a Mac to produce the final artwork.
My apologies for any omissions that you feel should have been included, we all have our favourites.