True Grit of a Northern Town in Decline



For those of you who know me. I have rather a distinct accent. Some envy, some mock but if nothing else I’m a proud Northerner. Now Widnes is a tough town. We have 3 Victoria Cross medal winners for a start. We once split the atom. Made nose cones for the N.a.s.a apollo shuttle and won the Rugby League World Club Challenge all against the odds. So for those of you that know me I like my prints dark and heavy in the style of Don McCullin.

Don McCullin, Somerset 2000 (above)

Taken on my 120 Bronica. This is my True Grit of a Northern Town in Decline, soon to be home to Europe‘s 3rd biggest Tesco!

Below is my work (sadly i cant get rid of the Don McCullin image above out of the slide show. All other images are mine.)

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Author: alanwhitfield80

Hello! I get about a bit so here about me first. I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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