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Walls Have Voices Photography And Book

Walls Have Voices Book

Walls Have Voices is an anthology of specially commissioned new writing by local Blackpool writers that was created through a series of site-specific writing workshops exploring the ‘off the beaten track’ built heritage of the town.

The writers visited the Grundy Art Gallery, Central Library, the Grand Theatre and Layton Cemetery with their mentors Eleanor Rees and Zoe Lambert and took part in writing tasks that ignited imaginative reactions to place, explored how we can apply language to the physical environment to see it anew and how society thinks about the value of public space.

BLESMA Residents

Monochrome portrait of BLESMA resident Christina Ramsden

BLESMA is a national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women and their dependants and widows. I often pass-by on my way to work and I’ve always thought it’d be great to shoot a photography project there to show my support. It’s important to be reminded of these people in our society and to celebrate who they are and what they represent.

St Annes Swan

St Annes Swan By Yannick Dixon

When I woke up this morning I opened the curtains to find a thick blanket of fog covering this seaside town. Fog transforms the aesthetic quality of the landscape and I knew I had to get outside straight away to shoot some images.

The last series I shot in Lytham St. Annes was when it snowed back in December (The Big Freeze) so it was about time I went to see what else I could find.

This photograph of a swan on a nearby lake is one of my favourite images from this morning and made the whole photo-walk a success. I shot a little over a hundred images all along the promenade and beach, but I knew from the moment I pressed the shutter that this photograph was the one I’d feature first on this blog.

The Big Freeze

The Big Freeze #1 By Yannick Dixon Photographic Works

December 2010 is the month that residents of the United Kingdom will remember as The Big Freeze. Freezing cold temperatures and heavy snowfall has resulted in travel chaos across the country and transformed the look of our town’s and cities. I’ve lived by the seaside for the past seven years and I’ve never seen this amount of snow fall on the Fylde coast.

Early on Saturday morning I walked around Ashton Gardens and the sand dunes in Lytham St. Annes to photograph the freshly fallen blanket of snow and make the most of the light. I spent around three hours carefully walking in the snow (it pays to be extra vigilant when you have a Canon 5D Mark II around your neck at the best of times) and enjoyed photographing nature at it’s finest.

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