but as always the Architecture of Birmingham just jumps out at me at every step – so here are some shots of my trip including the old Birmingham Central Library which is being removed.
I have been taking part on social media using #urbanwales to shoot photos of interesting things in Wales – anyway the organisers, Ffoton Wales have asked me to print some out so they can be exhibited (which is nice)
Over the last twelve months of producing Ffoton, we have been struck by the sheer number of talented photographers from all parts of Wales who are shooting great work in all manner of photographic genres, but who rarely show their images publicly.
As part of a project to promote some of this unseen work, Ffoton would like to introduce Urban Wales – an initiative to highlight contemporary photography from Wales.
Whether you live, work or just visit any Welsh city, town or village Urban Wales will allow us to highlight your creative interpretation of the public spaces and people around you.
But can you help me decide which 9 photos I should exhibit? you can do this by upvoting (or down) on them on the widget below – I like the run down buildings – but you know that already
I have only moved to the Welsh seaside town of Penarth recently and have already fallen in love with it – the people are ace, some pubs are great, some shed potential and of course you have the sea on your doorstop.
But the one thing that has starting to become an obsession is the amount of abandoned grand buildings in Penarth – two in particular on Bridgeman road just up from the Pier.
I know people from Penarth are used to these buildings being left to rack and ruin but being an outsider I find it very shocking.
Anyway wish I could go and do some urban exploring and look inside them (I’m not going to) but it would be great to see what’s inside.
On the plus side I’m carrying my camera everywhere I go – so that can only be a good thing my ongoing creative eye.
All photos are copyright 2016 Andrew Wilcox
One of the highlights of the year was 10 days driving from South Wales up to Anglesey in our “new” camper van Ronnie – here are my photos