Gloss Angeles

Gloss Angeles is an ongoing series of photos which started in 2017, made in my hometown of Glossop, on the edge of Derbyshire, bordering Greater Manchester. 


The series documents the diverse, familiar and unfamiliar of the town's quirky mixed  landscape. The photos are all the results of unplanned explorations, meaning I never explor a planned location, leaving each scene I spontaneously come across a surprise, in a way as if I had never been there before. 


The photos are made with medium and large format cameras. The slow pace in which these cameras operate corresponds with the sluggish pace of the developing landscape. I’m in about as much rush to document this landscape as it has taken to form, throughout the years I’ve come to know it.

-Liam Ratcliffe.

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