I'm really enjoying my Easter break, two weeks into April and it feels very spring-like. The seasons have been scarily wonky recently and although this winter wasn't very cold in Britain it was incredibly wet. So to see nature stretching and reaching back into life at a speedy pace makes me feel very optimistic. I walked into Manchester today to visit the newly reopened Central Library (which will have to be the topic for a future blog post). The hour long journey takes me through the hinterland of the city, starting as thinly populated suburbia then passing through post-industrial dereliction and finally on to the sparkle of 'town'. I've always liked this in-between space and often photograph the battle that goes on between nature and humankind as you can see in the pictures from today.

I'll be getting my hydrangeas out soon too as I'm part of a group exhibition taking place in Manchester from next week. It has been curated by Liz Ball who runs Iris Artistic Platform and I'm looking forward to showing alongside my friends and fellow photographers Aj Wilkinson and Mike Stephens, together with a host of others that I've yet to meet. Liz has created a poster for each exhibiting artist, I've included our three below but you can see the entire collection here:

Iris Artistic Platform

Please come along if you can make it next week - Private view on Friday evening...