Contrasts

In what’s becoming something of a family tradition, we went for a walk around Salford Docks on New Year’s Eve and Tatton Park on New Year’s Day.

The differences between the two places is stark. The one is brash, commercial, unashamedly modern in outlook and architecture; the other a centuries-old deer park, an island of almost-pure nature. I see in these two places examples of differing aspects of mankind’s nature: dominating, industrial, intellectual – aloof – on the one hand, yet yearning to be a part of wider nature on the other.

I think these pictures go a long way towards illustrating what I mean by my fascination with the way we interact with the world around us – how we change it, but it, in turn, changes us.

Lowry-Tatton Park diptych

Lowry-Tatton Park diptych