Forty Nineº

Leeds Art University Degree Show

Once again Leeds Art University (previously Leeds College of Art) degree show highlights the strength of its students and staff output.

In particular, this year’s photography course demonstrates the breadth of the photographic medium.

Forty Nineº refers to the forty-nine students on this years graduating BA (Hons) Photography course. Together they display a range of photographic styles which are both confident and engaging.

The degree show runs through until Thursday 14th June 2018.


  • 1º – Alec Aarons – Born from Red Ash | instagram | web
  • 2º – Jay BexBanality of a Distracted Mind | web
  • 5º – Liz Birch – You don't know me, but you're getting to know me | instagram | web
  • 9º – Holly BraithwaiteSkin | instagram | web
  • 10º – James Brook – I'd put you in a mirror | instagram | web
  • 15º – Sianna ColeThe Cat Eye Effect | instagram | web
  • 17º – Jack Davidson – A Tees Valley | instagram | web
  • 21º – Sam HortonAll for the Sake of Progress | instagram | web
  • 22º – Aston Reid Taylor Howe – What is your coloured life | web
  • 24º – Mimi InglisSomewhere In-between | web
  • 26º – Emily Kerr – Dolled Up | instagram
  • 29º – Liv Marshall – Beyond the City | instagram
  • 34º – Grace O’NeillThe English Riviera | instagram
  • 35º – Olivia ParrBeton Brut | instagram | web
  • 38º – Hilda QuickDefects | web
  • 46º – Abigail Walker – I Do It | instagram

Cate Le Bon

Sugarhill Gang

Heavy Trash

Brandon Street Night Market

Brandon Street Night Market

I was particularly interested to visit the Brandon Street Night Market at Canal Mills because my family used to own the land when it was previously a furniture wholesaler.

The last time I had been in this particular building it was actually a furniture showroom for contract furnishings.

Times change and now the business is closed and the land is being put to good use as club and events space.

Based just outside Leeds city centre, it position on an industrial estate next to the Leeds and Liverpool canal should mean no complaints from the neighbours.

Yorkshire Evening Post Newspapers

I worked at Yorkshire Post Newspapers (later Johnston Press) for thirteen years. Based in the brutalist concrete bunker for several years without windows, I have mixed feelings about it’s demolition.

In hindsight, I wish I’d taken more opportunities to take photos. These were after all staff had moved to the new offices on Whitehall Road.