26th March 2012
Recently I was lucky enough to see some of Shirley Baker's original photographs at an event organised by Manchester Archives and Local Studies. In 1987 Shirley Baker was commissioned by the Documentary Photography Archive to photograph 'Manchester International Airport: A Typical Day'. Seeing the images that she produced encouraged me to take my camera out and shoot this photograph. I often see photographs which I never actually capture with my camera. They remain in my head rendered impossible to extract. Not this one though.