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Landscape / Portrait

April 10, 2012 by


Our new project Landscape/Portrait (working title) follows on from Oxford Road by using archives to revisit and re-look at places today. We will select up to 10 landscape paintings, revisit these sites and film them to produce a modern-day portrait of that landscape. We structured Oxford Road using photographic archives, this time we are going […]

From #lifeinaday to #britaininaday

November 4, 2011 by


I just re-watched the crowdsourced documentary, Life in A day, on BBC2 which captures a day in the life of people around the globe. The narrative has been structured around a 24 hour time frame and in a way, there are synergies with how we structured ‘Oxford Road’. For me, it was the most meaningful way to edit the film and show a journey along the road and to capture over time, the changing nature of the people who frequent it and their movement along it.

Citizen Archiving :)

July 2, 2011 by


This morning we came across a great @mcrarchives mapping manchester project via @foodiesarah which is encouraging people to collectively map manchester’s history by adding historical photos to a map of Manchester. This caused us to return to look at the public Oxford Road flickr map that we set up a while back . We joyfully discovered that people have […]

The Archive Storyboard

June 15, 2011 by


To storyboard the film to help us shoot and edit the film, we returned to the Archive+ and the amazing Local Image Collection. Through these sources, we were able to lay down in photographs the strip of Oxford Road featured in the film. This was a really interesting process where photos were mixed up chronologically […]

The Manchester Archive +

February 6, 2011 by


The Manchester Archive + is part of Greater Manchester County Record Office and features some of their photographic records on Flickr. The Odeon Cinema in Oxford Street, Manchester originally opened in 1930 as the Paramount Theatre and was built for the Paramount Film Company of America. Circa. 1910.