Here are mostly my photographs, but sometimes other peoples, and a few other things that interest me. If you like my work, this is my website, shaylorphoto.com . And if you wish to use my images, please ask and credit me.hhh
West Bank Loyalist Housing Area, Londonderry/Derry
While I was in Derry, I had an opportunity to walk around and photograph some of the parts of the city that remain visually strident. My memories of the troubles, as reported to me in the UK when they were at their peak came from this city, and I was staggered at how small the place is. Here, an enclave of loyalist supporters live within a mainly republican area. The arriving storm in the sky added a certain doggedness to the scene.
Photo: Andrew Shaylor
Note:I have received a correction from #UK Justice Forum. They have informed me that my description was incorrect. They say ‘you are wrong in your description. It is called the Fountain Estate and it is Protestant - not entirely Loyalist’.
Dancing Girls, Derry/Londonderry
I photographed these two last year for a magazine, but lost my notes that contained their names. So, I apologise to them and hope that the room they are seen in here is now a wonderful space for them to practice their craft.
Novelist Glenn Patterson, outside The John Hewitt in Belfast.
Photo by Andrew Shaylor.
Porthmeor Bay, St ives
Wild and windy day in St Ives. A view from a window at Tate St Ives where I had just looked at a William Scott retrospective, which I quite liked, and a Peter Fraser retrospective, which I failed to understand.
This is a little tenuous, but I heard a band on the radio this morning called ‘Jaguar Ma’ and it put me in mind of Arthur, who I photographed at a tattoo festival in Manchester a while ago. He and his partner have a tattoo studio in Blackpool called Jaguar Skin. The yellow is permanent.
This is the side of an old shed that is near to my home. The light that jumps and bounces around after it has snowed, combined with years of exposure to the elements alters the way things look. I’ve walked past this shed a number of times, but never noticed it until now.
Passed this early this morning. Wall is an unusual place, with a western town designed to draw in the tourists. Its off season at present, so there is a weird quietness that lingers. I rather like the place.
Christmas in Manchester
I spent a very pleasant evening in the company of HAMC Manchester recently, as a guest at their Christmas party. It was a fancy dress evening. I went as a health and safety inspector (gone mad).
Joshua Tree National Park, California
This was a reconnaissance shot for a magazine commission about flying into LA, then immediately leaving for the beautiful landscapes that lie only a couple of hours away from the city. The trees and boulders in this park were surreal. I remember staying at the 29 Palms Inn, a great semi-hideaway, quite close to where I shot this. I wish I was there now.
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Here are mostly my photographs, but sometimes other peoples, and a few other things that interest me. If you like my work, this is my website, shaylorphoto.com . And if you wish to use my images, please ask and credit me.