Tuesday, 21 December 2010


Here are some images taken of the Exhibition at Crosby Library which ran from 6th-17th December.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Exhibition Posters/Flyers


'Archiving Crosby' is a photographic exhibition celebrating Crosby village,
the project came about because of the fear that the village would soon change
to make way for a new Sainsbury's, as well as the desire to make a document of
the village for the Library's archive. Rather than focus and dwell on the
prospect of change, the project documents the village in terms of its existing
spaces and offers fond memories held by the local's through a series of interviews.
This exhibition will showcase the artist's representation of the village through
photographs, illustrate the vast changes to the village from the 1900's to now and
also detail the local's memories of the village, to ultimately depict the village
in the most honest way achievable and show why our village is loved and treasured
by so many.

The Exhibition will run from Tuesday 7th-Friday 17th December, in Crosby Library on Crosby Road North.

Times will be provided at the exhibition for when the artist will be there to answer any questions or if anyone would like to have an interview about their memories of the village.

Final Exhibition Prints

These are the images that will be used in the exhibition at Crosby Library, These 4 images were again shot on a bronica using 120 film, but this time I used PanF film which is less grainy and has a lower film speed. I wanted the images to be lighter than the last set of images so I used the camera to get exactly what I wanted and I am very happy with the outcome.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Exhibition Images

I am currently re-shooting some of the previous images, but this time i am including people and cars, this is due to the fact that archival images need anchorage so that we can determine the year that the image was taken, this is also so that the images depict reality more so than the previous images have.
I am shooting using medium format black & white film with varying film speeds, this is to find the best quality and greatest description possible.
I am exhibiting these images as well as some of my previous images and interviews in Crosby library in early December, I will then be donating some images to their archive.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Interview 3

Interview 3
Wednesday 10 th November @ 2.14pm
Crosby Village, outside Boots

How long have you lived in Crosby?

Sarah: Well, I have been between Crosby and Seaforth for the past 31 years

So did Crosby village play a big part in your childhood and your teens?

Sarah: When I was in school it did

So did you go there in your lunch times or anything?

Sarah: We weren’t supposed to go in lunchtime but we normally did, and after school....

Anything that happened in Crosby that sticks out in your memory?

Sarah: In Crosby village?

Yeah, yeah. But kind of when you walk through the village and look at certain shops, your like Oh I remember when this happened and….

Sarah: Only the butchers, that we used to fancy the butchers….that’s the only thing I remember, we used to let a bus go so we could stay outside and like, eye up the butchers.

I think the bus was about 15p so we would always have like 5p left or something, out of your 20p, go in the 50p shop, get some sweets and go and stand outside the butchers, we were only about 11.

Interview 2

Interview 2, Tuesday 9th November @ 1.51pm, Inside Finishing Touch

So is a lot of your memories, kind of based around the village? Did you spend a lot of time here?

Trisha: I lived here from the age of seven yeah, because we used to live in Thornton.

In Virgin’s lane, there was a massive house, it was like a manor house that was knocked down, so if you go down Virgin’s lane and turn right it was a cul-de-sac, because as a kid we went there one weekend and we rummaging in all the muck and everything, trying to find any treasure, as a child, so I was 8 or 9 then.

And Saint John’s road was always Aladdin’s cave to me, it was Pandora’s box, because it was quant, it was you know, everything that a child liked to open a box and find in it, something different, on every corner there was bakery’s, and you could smell the fresh baking of bread there.

That’s what I remember as a child, here (Crosby village) it was always bustling, always packed, and it didn’t matter what day of the week you came down here, you met somebody you knew, so to go shopping, you couldn’t just say “I’m going to nip into Moor lane for half an hour”, you’d be here for 3 or 4 hours because you’d be chatting.