In 1986, I was fortunate to be commissioned by Humberside County Council to make a set of photographs as part of a residency I was awarded at Posterngate Gallery in Hull, East Yorkshire.
Producing 30 images whilst setting up a photography gallery and workshop over a six month period was a challenge. Not least, where to start, with what was an open ended project.
I decided to use the two rivers, the Humber and the Hull as my starting point and my approach was to wander along them photographing encounters and experiences that I found interesting.
My boundaries along both rivers were two bridges, Hull Bridge and the Humber Bridge. I found much to be fascinated by, such as simple structures that were new to me, or buildings that seemed to have "served their time", in the context of declining local industries.
This collection is a selection from the images I made over that summer as I explored the atmosphere, the texture and fabric of a totally fascinating area.